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08-21-2012, 02:14 AM
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I believe it was if you finished in the bottom 10, and have not had a 1st overall pick in the past 3 years, you get 3 balls in the lottery. if you finished in the bottom 20 and have not had a 1st overall pick in the last 3 years, you get 2, and if you finish above 20 or have gotten a 1st overall pick in the past 3 years you get 1 ball. But im not 100% sure on that.
-You start out with all teams having 3 balls. For every time you've made the playoffs in the last 3 years you lose a ball(So Det, NSH, VAN, PHO, WSH, Pitt, PHI, NYR, NJ, CHI, BOS, LAK, SJ, Buff, TB, Mtl, Ott, & Ana,) would all have only 1(every team must have at least a ball, so even though some have made the playoffs all 3 years, they still have a chance). Edm would also get only 1 ball since they have gotten all of the #1 picks in the previous 3 years. (19 balls total)
-Mtl, Clg, Dal, StL, Fla, & Col have 2 since they've each made the playoffs once in the 3 years.(12 balls total)
--Leaving Clb, Min, NYI, Tor, Car, & Win as the only teams getting 3 balls in the lottery(18 balls total)
So there's 49 balls all together in the potential lockout lottery leaving us with 10.2% chance of getting #1 as we have 5 balls all together in the pool.
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