Somebody please get somebody to put the lottery on TV

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  1. shayne

    shayne Registered User

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    fine they won't show the balls bouncing live, put the results in envelopes and show us 20 minutes later and count them down from thirty, that is TV DRAMA for hockeys around the country.

    I can't flipping beleive they(hockey gods) would miss an opportunity like this, a once in a lifetime opportunity.

    Someone please listen to the fans and put in on TV not just in a press release" and in our top story...________ will receive the first pick in the lottery, boring!!
     
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    there's not much of a market for that...maybe in canada but in the US? sure some of the hardcore fans would like to see it but i don't think it's enough to warrant TV time
     
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    Counting down from thirty makes it too obvious who is out of the running. Count up from number 1. They should put the lottery on TSN though.
     
  4. DarthKoRn

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    I figured they were gonna announce it at the press conference. Kinda like: "And the first draft pick will go to..... Ottawa!"
     
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    I'm pretty sure that this is the plan. I may not be like the NBA Lottery, but during the NHL press conference on Thursday Bettman will run down the list. I'm sure TSN will have it and ESPN News is very good at having news conferences live. A major one like this is certain to be on.
     
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    "FANS" in the US would rather watch a hotdog eating contest.
     
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    the boys on leaf lunch were livid today when mentioning that this lotto wont be televised .

    let tsn , or sportsnet pay some moolah to air it - let it be a 1 hour special - 30 mins lotto , 30 mins of yapping between analysts -bravo , an easy little chunk of change for the nhl and nhlpa to split 54/46

    I'm pretty sure one of Canadian sport nets would drop everything to air it

    if nobody wants to air it in the US , well , thats not my problem
     
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    Actually, a replay of the hotdog eating contest.
     
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    This doesn't really need to be on TV as there won't be much to see. I'd be fine listening to it via internet radio. They could probably set that up on NHL.com
     
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    it would actually get tremendous ratings in Canada if they mesh it with a news conference announcing the game is officially back .

    all about sharing the $$ ....nhlpa should be all over the nhl right now saying ''get this puppy televised'' in Canada and make a few bucks + re-generate interest blah blah blah
     
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    For what it's worth, ESPN recently polled online guests to find out their favorite sports, last time I checked-

    1. NFL
    2. MLB
    3. College Football
    4. NHL
    5. College Basketball
    6. NBA
     
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    The results would leak out by that time. At least the result of #1
     
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    When are they having the lottery?

    I CANNOT believe that they're not televising this! After all the negative connotations that have come about because of the lay-off, for us die-hard hockey fans, the lottery is just something to spike our interest! I'd love to watch it & sure many others would follow suit! How many idiots does it take to screw up a sport?!? or at the very least be able to cash in on an opportunity to sell the TV rights to SPORTNET or TSN who I'm sure would jump all over it! This is a crucial draft obviously with Kid Crosby! Maybe they just want to hand him to the Rangers...
     
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    they are televising the revealing of the lottery probably only hours after it happens behind closed doors
     
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    surely it will be on ESPNews.
     
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    It wont be on TV in Canada because too many people would riot when a Canadian team doesnt get a top 5 pick. It wont be on TV in the US because not enough people care. Let's not forget about the rigging involved ;)
     
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    Any press conferences or news that the NHL puts out on Thursday of next week will surely be on TSN, live or as close as they can get to live.

    Pierre McGuire said TSN is going to start broadcasting from New York as early as Tuesday of this coming week. So if there's anything news worthy, stick to TSN to hear it.

    For the USA'ns, try and find someone to stream TSN for you. :D
     
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    It won't be broadcast live because that way you couldn't give Crosby to the Rangers(i hope the NHL makes it a lil less obvious and gives Crosby to a big market US team like LA or Chicago(although chicago will probably screw this up so best to keep him away from Wirtz))
     
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    I don't understand what you said? The Rangers couldn't win the "lottery" if it's broadcast live? Ok...
     
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    No, what he's pointing at is that some people think this is a joke and there's a conspiracy to give Crosby to the Rangers. Having the lottery televised creates some transparency.
     
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    you could even rig that if done right. It would be funny if the Rangers win it legitimently, the question will always be asked was it rigged(in therory they have a 1/16 chance of picking first which is somewhat decent odds).
     
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    and you don't think there will be officials from other teams watching for the legitimacy of it. C'mon I'd say most of the GM's will be there. There's no way they'd let a Gretzky type be given to another team. So let me get this straight, if the Rangers win, it is rigged. If any other team in the NHL wins the lottery it is legitimate. :biglaugh: Hmmmm ....seems like a can't win situation for the Rangers, their damned if they do and damed if they don't.

    and for your information the EWING lottery in the NBA that everyone thinks was rigged was done on National TV in front of everyone to see. The conspiracy theorist have no end to their madness. :shakehead
     
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    from the thread on the business board:

     
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    do people even think? the draft order can not be picked starting at 30 and going to 1 because that would totally defeat the purpose of the weighted lottery system, it would in fact give the team with 3 balls a better shot at the number 30 pick, if they were going to do it backwards, then having MORE balls would be a disadvantage.
     
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    Who ever said otherwise??
     
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