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09-18-2012, 03:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Telos View Post
Just thought of something, and I don't remember the answer last time, but if we are locked out for an entire season, how do they handle the 2013 draft order?
I would assume that is something they would have to work out first.
Last time there was a lottery based on the past 3 years. Teams were assigned 1 to 3 balls depending on performances in the past 3 years with regards to top picks and playoff participation. The Penguins had 3 balls in the lottery (along with Buffalo, Columbus and NY Rangers), and came out winners, and drafted one Sidney Crosby. The Kings had 2 balls in the lottery.

From the Wiki-page on the draft.

Teams were assigned 1 to 3 balls based on their playoff appearances and first overall draft picks from the past three years. According to the draft order, the selection worked its way up to 30 as usual; then instead of repeating the order as in past years, the draft "snaked" back down to the team with the first pick. Therefore the team with the first pick overall would not pick again until the 60th pick. The team with the 30th pick would also get the 31st pick.

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