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12-29-2012, 12:45 AM
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bsl
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
I think a good system might be:

There are 14 teams that don't make the playoffs, so,

14 balls for the last place team
13 balls for the second to last place team
12 balls for the third to last place team
etc ...

This doesn't promote tanking, but it still means that on average better players will go to lesser teams.
Not bad, but in order to prevent the 'Lemieux and Crosby both end up in Pittsburgh syndrome', in which a HUGE generational player is a temptation for massive tanking, I would propose a preliminary 1 ball each lottery for all non PO teams for 1st pick only, followed by your system for the remaining 13 non PO teams.

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