Draft Lottery not on TV?

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  1. Seachd

    Seachd Registered User

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    This would severely suck if true:

    "Also high on the agenda for the GMs is finding out where they'll pick in the July 30 entry draft in Ottawa. The draft lottery is slated to be held behind closed doors during next week's board of governors' meeting in New York, which is tentatively scheduled for Thursday. Commissioner Gary Bettman would then announce the draft lottery results at his ensuing news conference, which will also be used to outline new rule changes and general "re-launch" the game.

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=130363
     
  2. EroCaps

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    It wasn't last year either.
     
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    If true, let the conspiracy theories begin (As if they haven't already)...

    I'm not sure why they would do it behind closed doors, unless they wish to tamper with the drawing. If you hold it in the public's view, then people wouldn't claim blasphemy if something suspicious arises.

    There is a big audience in Canada. Just show it.
     
  4. Seachd

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    It never is. That's not really the point, though. If they want to generate inerest in their "relaunch", this isn't a very good way to do it.

    And not just because of Crosby. In this lottery all teams are involved, and the entire first round will be drawn, not just one ball.
     
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    I'm with you.

    I'm partial to the bouncing-ball w/pegs and slots you see on "The Price is Right". Plunko is it?

    We could get Bob Barker to host the lottery. :D
     
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    If they do it live, then they can't reveal the order in reverse.

    And besides, there are enough ways to rig a lottery in clear view that their is no need to do so behind closed doors.
     
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    id like for espn news to have a hour special on it, come on, they owe us atleast 1 hour since theyve spent no time on it at all this past year... 1 HOUR COME ON
     
  8. Hedberg

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    But then they would have to pre-empt the hotdog eating contest and the pro bowling (Tier II) semifinals. :(
     
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    it would be fun, but who would watch it besides the hardcore fans???

    a 30 minutes summary on all sports channel looks to be enough.

    maybe the first pick could be done live on all sports channels. Would take 5 minutes and it would be done.

    Personnally, I don'T really car to see if the habs draft 12th or 16th... I just want to know where Crosby will end up
     
  10. Seachd

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    Maybe you're right, because as a hardcore fan, I care more about where my team picks than where Crosby goes.

    It just seems like the perfect opportunity to do the relaunch, and I'm not even one of those that thinks the league should market the hell out of Crosby. I just think there's no reason not to show this thing live.
     
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    I'd watch it, I admit I am a draft nerd. I'm just hoping the actual draft is on tv.
     
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    I'd love to see the draft lottery
     
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    Who wouldn't?
     
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    What if Gary is gonna give Sidney the option to "draw" his own team?
     
  15. ChrisKreider20

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    that is REALLY suspicious
     
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    I think ESPN was kinda ticked off at the NHL because they chose to lock out therefore leaving ESPN with a hole in it's scheduling. They paid for the TV rights and the NHL shut them out.
     
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    Any math geeks out there? There has to be a way to do a ball drawing in reverse that doesn't change the odds. Reversing the number of balls so that Detroit gets 3 and Columbus gets 1 wouldn't work, but how close would multiplying those numbers by 10 make it?

     
  18. CH Wizard

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    Anyone?

    I guess,we all don't know it...please keep us updated.
     
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    The easiest way to do it would be to just pull out 30 balls in a row without revealing the numbers, and then read them back in reverse order.
     
  20. Seachd

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    They can't do that though, because when a team gets picked, they have to take out its other balls.
     
  21. Hunter Gathers

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    Omg Conspiracies.
     
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    I can see it already if they come out with a full draft order and team like NYR or Toronto or Philly has the number one pick.
     
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    Ehm..they could not count in reverse order but they would easily manage to rig the lottery in clear view? :biglaugh:
     
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    Who cares if they rig it. Hockey's in such a dire state right now in the USA that if the NHL DID rig the lottery, which of course they want Crosby to end up in a big US city, they'd make sure Crosby went to a city that is beneficial to the NHL. I hate the rangers a LOT, but if Crosby ends up in New York, I'd be extremely happy for the league because having Crosby in NY or LA would definitely draw a lil interest back to the NHL probably. If Crosby ends up in Pittsburgh, Carolina or even my favorite team FLA, it would definitely not help promote Crosby as the new face of the NHL. I hope its not rigged, I HIGHLY doubt they'd even think of rigging it, but the NHL wants him in NY, if Crosby ended up on a canadian team, the NHL may as well just shut down right now south of the Canadian border.....ok...overstatement there, but still, he's a key piece to the future of the NHL and really for all intents and purposes NEEDS to land in Chicago, Detroit, NYR, or LA.
     
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    AT LEAST they should do a webcast of it. The NHL could be faced with the embarrasing prospect of a city getting Sid and having no idea about it until the next day.

    The lottery would make good between period material for the playoffs, the NBA is smart enough to realize that. Get some fans of out teams to watch during the playoffs.
     
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