On the eve of the NFL draft and being a hockey fan I am amazed and envious of all the attention being paid to the NFL draft. With the NHL there has been alot of debate about what the draft order should be. Whenever there is a settlement, the NHL will need a positive media boost. How is this for a draft idea that would surely drive huge media attention and if televised in the USA and Canada would probably break all NHL draft ratings. Pre-draft there is always debate about who you team should draft and mock drafts left and right. If the NHL goes to a lottery for the draft order, why not a live lottery at the moment of the draft. 30 NHL balls in a bin and the commissioner draws a ball out. That team has the #1 pick and has 5 minutes to deal it or make the pick. Once the pick is announced, the commissioner picks another team and they are on the clock. It would keep hockey fans on the edge of their seats on not only who should be drafted next, but what team will get the pick. Great drama to bring media attention to a sport that will badly need it. btw: There have been many threads about the draft order. If you are anti-lottery no need to respond to thread. I already know half the people are pro lottery and half against it. If you are pro-lottery, what do you think of the marketing spin on it and the attention it would bring? Would you tune it and watch it?