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The draft plan is all lined out: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature.asp?fid=7314

 

Basically, every team in the lottery starts out with 3 balls and then for every playoff appearance in the last 3 years or #1 draft pick in the last four years, a team loses one ball but every team is guaranteed to have at least one ball. So if you made the playoffs the past three years, you get only 1 ball.

 

The Sabres, Columbus, Rangers, and Pittsburgh are the only teams with 3 balls, a handfull have 2 balls, and the rest all have 1. GUARANTEED that the NHL chose this system for the lottery solely because the Rangers would have the best chance of winning, so then they can justify the Rangers landing the #1 pick saying they had the best odds when people claim it was fixed, which it probably is.

 

Unfortunately, the Panthers only have 1 ball so our chances are 1/46 to land Crosby, but i'd be glad to see him go to the Sabres since I still root for them from when I lived there.

 

The lottery will be on Thursday, July 21st and the draft will be on July 30th.

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Guest Fritz

The Rangers will get Crosby. The fix is already in the works. All the other lottery balls will be weighted down so the Rangers will go right to the top.

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Bettman is a clown -- punishing a team for being bad is just asinine -- Panthers got hosed moreso than any other team in the NHL.

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Why? :blink:

 

 

The team got two straight years of the number one draft choice. I think its perfectly fair what they did. And if the Rangers do get it, there will be a lot of angry fans just from conspiracy theory.

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Bettman is a clown -- punishing a team for being bad is just asinine -- Panthers got hosed moreso than any other team in the NHL.

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Eh, not like it's going to matter since the draft is going to be rigged and the Rangers will win it :lol :rolleyes: :plain.

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Guest Juanky

Punishing a team for being bad is unheard of - what other sport would do this? That's a really stupid way to run things personally, and that's not just as a Panther fan.

 

If Columbus gets him, that team will be absolutely ridiculous within two years.

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