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03-12-2012, 10:53 AM
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LyleOdelein
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Originally Posted by Edmontreal View Post
Spoilt NHL fans!
In real sports, mediocrity is rewarded with relegation.
Yeah, there, I said it. My favorite SEL team is playing the relegation series fighting for their lives to remain in the top league.
There is no silver lining, no high draft pick to look forward to. Losing means death. Say goodbye to ~50-75% of your budget, lose all but 2-3 players, ride the bus in the "AHL" next season...
It'd be more fitting to say "In European leagues...". The model that sees high draft picks going to teams in the bottom of the standings is followed universally in all major North American sports leagues. Different strokes...

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