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12-17-2012, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by BigFatCat999 View Post
All the teams are going to lose but there are teams who are going to lose less.

Columbus has 3 1st in this draft: Their's NYR's and LA's.

If the season played out NYR and LA would be playoff teams, but now, their teams are in the running for the top pick. Using the old system, the Blue Jackets would have 5 balls in the hopper for picks.

Toronto will lose a lot of bad contracts. Connolly and Lombardi and there will be an over grown UFA class because some of the players who were RFA's and UFAs last year will not have been signed. TO loses; Connolly, Lupul, Lombardi, MacArthur, Bozak, Steckle.

This might also save Burke's job. A Luongo trade and solid UFA signings and the Maple Leafs will be a playoff team.
If the players decertify those 3 firsts turn into 3 nothings. By the looks of it decertification is the players answer to a lockout.

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