Leafs have little chance at Crosby, Bettman has a Plan
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05-18-2005, 09:27 PM
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From the Article
With the IIHF World Championships over, hockey is over for NHL players this year. Next up, before they play again, is the draft. If the NHL people are right, they're going to play bingo.
NHL hockey people here are convinced Bettman will convince the board of governors to adopt a system for the draft that will be based on how teams finished over the course of the last
The concept features a relatively
involving bingo balls and whether or not your team has been making or missing the playoffs lately.
If you've missed the playoffs three times in the last three years, you get
balls in the bingo machine
. That's Columbus, Buffalo, Atlanta, Florida, Pittsburgh and the New York Rangers.
If you've missed the playoffs twice, you get
. That's Edmonton, Calgary, Carolina, Chicago, Nashville, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Washington, Minnesota and Anaheim.
Everybody else gets
Total: 52 balls. Your number rolls out first and ... BINGO! Crosby is yours.
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