Big surprise that #1 overall pick goes to the East

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  1. Nash

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    I believe the last time a Western Conference team had the #1 overall pick without having to trade for it (Columbus-Rick Nash) was back in 1988. What a streak for the East, which now has most of the best young talent in the league.
     
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    I mentioned in an earlier thread that including this years draft the East has had 17 out of 21 of the last 7 years of Top 3 picks.

    Add that to having the best teams currently in the league: Tampa, Ottawa, Philly and the conference will be extremely lopsided. It seems like they are going have the best and worst of the league for a while.

    With that being the case, and the West being more competitive, is it fair to do a draft based on league wide standings when teams in opposing conferences will now only play eachother once every 3 years?

    I think this CBA has almost locked the East into being the more dominant conference for some time. Im expecting the East to win a majority of Cups and as well as top picks over the next decade. How can a cycle of this nature end?
     
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    Realignment?
     
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    Hold on a second, I'm going to hear this, and then have to hear during the season how the East is a "weaker" conference? You can't have it both ways, folks.
     
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    :clap: :clap: :clap:

    Pittsburgh is in the west but we're not exactly a media mecha. ESPN doesn't acknowledge our existence outside of Ben Roethlisberger.
     
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    Geez, finally somebody who understands. The east has been much weaker and as such have a much better chance. My god that is so hard to understand.
     
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    benji Took too much, man.

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    I know you meant east, but you wrote west.

    :naughty:
     
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    Colorado and Vancouver are very similar to Ottawa and Philadelphia.
     
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