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10-03-2012, 06:08 PM
Jack de la Hoya
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Originally Posted by Gibbs18 View Post
There is no possible way we would get a 1st overall unless we got lucky and traded for it...
...that's not true.

If they used a similar system to 2005, we'd have approximately a 2 percent chance of winning.

EDIT--Krishna got it below.

Basically, it doesn't go (purely) by record, and certainly not 2011-2012 record. It is a lottery that assigns each team an increasing number of opportunity to win based on 1) not making the playoffs, and 2) not getting the top pick.

So, for example, we'd have the same mathematical chance as Edmonton.

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