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11-27-2012, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Bullsmith View Post
I heard rumours about basing it on a past-five-years average or some such. I certainly hope not. Teams like the Oilers or Leafs that were in the basement long term got compensated already every time they finished last (even if they stupidly traded picks away, they were still enormous assets.)

The farther you get from the lost year, the less relevant the criteria used. Either base a weighted system on last years results or throw thirty balls in a bin and pick them one by one. But of course this is the NHL.
The Oilers have the same chance as the Habs because of their multiple first overall picks the last 3 seasons.

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