Draft lottery predictions...

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by The Nemesis, Jul 17, 2005.

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1. The NemesisSemper 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

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

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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2. think-blue-Registered User

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Good idea.

My Teams:

Columbus, New York Rangers, San Jose, Chicago, Philly

4. LegionnaireKill! Jeff, Kill!!!

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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)

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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
New York
Washington
Montreal

No doubt.

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12. turnbuckle*Guest

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.

13. NJDevils#4Since 2002, bishes

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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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Rangers, Wild, Kings, Thrashers, Panthers.

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