Draft lottery predictions...

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  1. The Nemesis

    The Nemesis Semper Tyrannus

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    With the draft lottery less than a week away, I thought we could have some fun with the lottery. Here's the idea:

    Everyone picks 5 teams they think will land a high 1st round draft position from the lottery. Once the lottery happens, we can see who did the best at pegging the big winners. That will be done as follows:

    1) each participant gets X points for each team they chose, where X corresponds to that team's draft position. Therefore the person with the lowest score wins.

    For example: if person A picks the 5 teams that pick 3rd, 9th, 15th, 16th, and 24th, he scores a total of 67. If person B gets the 5 teams that pick 2nd, 9th, 12th, 14th, and 29th, he scores 66. Thus, person B is the winner.

    2) in the case of ties, a tiebreaker will be awarded to the lowest average from the 3 highest picks (ie persons a & b each score 70. a's top 3 teams are the 2nd, 9th, and 12th selecting teams, while b's top 3 are the 3rd, 10th, and 11th selecting teams. a's average is 7.67, while b's is 8.00, so a wins)

    3) in the unlikely event that this still produces a tie, the person with the single highest pick wins. If this still leads to a tie, then we go to the higher of each person's second highest team, and so on.

    4) to make things a little less predicable, you can only pick a maximum of 2 of the 4 3-ball teams (NY Rangers, Pittsburgh, Columbus, and Buffalo).

    5) Since we have all the tiebreakers, you can pick teams that other people have picked, but you obviously don't want to have all 5 teams the same.

    Got it?

    I'll start by picking NY Rangers, San Jose, Minnesota, Washington, and Edmonton.

    Of course I'm too cheap to put up any sort of cash prize for the winner, so I guess whoever wins just gets bragging rights, unless someone can suggest something agreeable, like the winner gets to write something to serve as the signature of all the losing participants until the NHL season begins, or the winner gets to choose an avatar for the last place person to use for a month, or something like that.

    good luck to anyone who wades through all my babbling and enters.
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    1) The Nemesis: Rangers, Sharks, Wild, Capitals, Oilers

    2) think/blue: Blue Jackets, Rangers, Sharks, Blackhawks, Flyers

    3) Oil3ers: Oilers, Sabres, Avalanche, Islanders, Blackhawks

    4) Legionnaire: Kings, Wild, Oilers, Sabres, Canadiens

    5) Ott=Snott: Flames, Avalanche, Red Wings, Sharks, Blues

    6) Malakian #13: Kings, Rangers, Sabres, Panthers, Flames

    7) Boredmale: Rangers, Kings, Blue Jackets, Blackhawks, Thrashers

    8) TomACE: Penguins, Blue Jackets, Predators, Kings, Maple Leafs

    9) jumptheshark: Rangers, Kings, Lightning, Predators, Blue Jackets

    10) Gwyddbwyll: Penguins, Flyers, Captials, Canadiens, Rangers

    11) Helicecopter: Rangers, Blackhawks, Sabres, Kings, Coyotes

    12) NJDevils#4: Rangers, Wild, Blackhawks, Bruins, Kings

    13) JF: Rangers, Sabres, Devils, Blackhawks, Coyotes

    14) Champben2002: Sens, Rangers, Sabres, Blue Jackets, Penguins

    15) Fake Plastic Sabre: Sabres, Blackhawks, Oilers, Senators, Capitals

    16) dkball7: Devils, Islanders, Penguins, Leafs, Oilers

    17) Hockeyman28: Blue Jackets, Devils, Panthers, Sabres, Blackhawks

    18) 19Bruins19: Rangers, Wild, Kings, Thrashers, Panthers

    19) GoLeafsGo2003: Rangers, Blackhawks, Oilers, Coyotes, Maple Leafs

    20) Fisher: Sabres, Blackhawks, Oilers, Islanders, Lightning

    21) Tatoo: Rangers, Penguins, Blackhawks, Oilers, Flames

    22) heatley wanted: Rangers, Canadiens, Oilers, Bruins, Thrashers

    23) Dan McGillis 03: Kings, Sabres, Sharks, Blackhawks, Blues

    24) Jag68Vlady27: Sabres, Oilers, Thrashers, Rangers, Penguins

    25) Steadfast: Rangers, Sabres, Kings, Predators, Canadiens

    26) Crosby87: Rangers, Blue Jackets, Kings, Panthers, Senators

    27) Lecherous: Sabres, Blue Jackets, Wild, Flames, Canadiens

    28) DARTH SATHER: Rangers, Oilers, Blackhawks, Blue Jackets, Kings

    29) CanadienDude: Rangers, Sabres, Blackhawks, Oilers, Kings

    30) Al3x: Penguins, Sabres, Panthers, Blackhawks, Wild

    31) GlueleG: Lightning, Bruins, Red Wings, Coyotes, Devils

    32) dakdak: Red Wings, Hurricanes, Wild, Avalanche, Stars

    33) smoothskater: Sabres, Rangers, Predators, Blackhawks, Blues

    34) Shadow: Rangers, Sabres, Blackhawks, Oilers, Bruins

    35) Unholy Driver: Stars, Rangers, Penguins, Predators, Mighty Ducks

    36) Bergeron47: Rangers Penguins, Oilers, Canadiens, Sharks

    37) the_gman83: Blackhawks, Thrashers, Flames, Oilers, Panthers

    38) Tricolore#20: Canadiens, Rangers, Flames, Canucks, Oilers

    39) Cup2Sens: Rangers, Blackhawks, Panthers, Maple Leafs, Senators

    40) MiamiScreamingEagles: Penguins, Sabres, Oilers, Ducks, Capitals

    41) MrKnowNothing: Kings, Stars, Islanders, Devils, Oilers

    42) Grapeshine: Sabres, Flames, Thrashers, Blackhawks, Bruins

    43) Scintillating: Canadiens, Blue Jackets, Blackhawks, Flames, Penguins

    44) Sveiglar: Devils, Blackhawks, Blue Jackets, Bruins, Kings

    45) TGallant: Rangers, Penguins, Maple Leafs, Wild, Blackhawks

    46) The Albino: Oilers, Sabres, Canadiens, Mighty Ducks, Rangers

    47) Jozef Balej: Sabres, Rangers, Blackhawks, Panthers, Canadiens

    48) CornKicker: Oilers, Sabres, Coyotes, Panthers, Penguins.

    49) Budscweizer16: Rangers, Penguins, Canadiens, Bruins, Oilers

    50) acadienboy: Canadiens, Rangers, Flames, Lightning, ?????

    51) Barnaby: Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, Rangers, Oilers, Sabres

    52) Blew Smoke: Rangers, Red Wings, Avalanche, Canadiens, Kings

    53) Minnesota Norse Star: Flames, Penguins, Oilers, Wild, Lightning

    54) toad quraishi: Coyotes, Panthers, Maple Leafs, Kings, Blackhawks

    55) hossua34: Blackhawks, Wild, Rangers, Sabres, Flames

    56) Peca Fan: Senators, Kings, Rangers, Maple Leafs, Devils

    57) Douggy: Rangers, Sabres, Oilers, Kings, Capitals

    58) Gamblor: Penguins, Sabres, Mighty Ducks, Flames, Coyotes

    59) Mr. HoCKeY: Blue Jackets, Canadiens, Kings, Sabres, Flames

    60) bit82: Sabres, Penguins, Blue Jackets, Rangers, Flames

    61) Almothegreat: Oilers, Devils, Sabres, Blackhawks, Red Wings

    62) The Great One: Rangers, Sabres, Hurricanes, Wild, Blackhawks

    63) Weaponomega: Bruins, Blues, Blackhawks, Panthers, Wild

    64) Oilers112: Sabres, Penguins, Oilers, Blue Jackets, Kings

    65) Montrealer: Canadiens, Penguins, Sabres, Panthers, Canucks

    66) Freezerburn: Coyotes, Rangers, Sabres, Sharks, Oilers

    Entries in Italics are invalid (they have more than 2 of the 4 teams with 3 lottery balls in them). Teams in bold are the ineligible ones. Invalid teams may be replaced up until Friday at 12am (according to Sportsnet, the lottery and BoG ratification meeting are on Friday)
     
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    Good idea.

    My Teams:

    Columbus, New York Rangers, San Jose, Chicago, Philly
     
  3. The Joker*

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    Edmonton, Buffalo, Colorado, NYI, Chicago
     
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    NYR
    LA
    Columbus
    Chi
    Atlanta

    (by the way if you want another tie breaker, choose the person who has less balls in the lottery(ie if you count mine NYR = 3, LA =2, Columbus = 3, Chi = 2, Atlanta = 2, the total would be 12. Doing this might give a few people incentive to pick a 1 ball team)
     
  8. Safir*

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    Penguins
    Blue Jackets
    Predators
    Kings
    Maple Leafs.
     
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    teams that will love what happens in the lotto

    NYR
    Detroit
    TB
    Nashville
    Columbas

    teams that will hate the draft

    Edmonton
    Chicago
    Buffalo
     
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    The top 5 are going to be:

    Pittsburgh
    Philadelphia
    New York
    Washington
    Montreal

    No doubt. :propeller
     
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  12. turnbuckle*

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    Predictions are for losers - there's no scientific/logical sense to making a prediction on the lottery - who the hell knows? It's like predicting whether it will be sunny or rainy on August 1.

    Yet I'm sure there will be someone bragging come next Friday about how they were the closest to predicting who would get the top picks even though the only reason they "accomplished" this was because they had horseshoes up their tookus, and of course people here will congratulate him/her/it for what amounts to nothing. Whatever.
     
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    Edit: Definately a cool idea and should be a sticky until the 21st, IMO...
     
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    Not true Turnbuckle. You can show that you know which teams have more balls by predicting them. That would give you an edge over your opposing predictors. None the less I predict
    Ottawa
    Rangers
    Buffalo
    Columbus
    Pittsburgh
     
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    I predict Carolina will pick in the low 20s if not last. Yes, I'm a pesemist.
     
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  20. Rangers, Wild, Kings, Thrashers, Panthers.
     
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    New York Rangers
    Chicago
    Edmonton
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    1st overall-Los Angeles Kings
    Buffalo
    San Jose
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    St. Louis

    two one ball teams? why not...the odds aren't THAT much better if you have only another ball or two
     
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