Thread: Prospect Info: 2013 NHL Draft Thread
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12-29-2012, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Sore Loser View Post
I think this is exactly right. If I'm not mistaken, during the last lockout, some of the owners pushed for this clause to be implemented, but it wasn't. I believe that the league is offering this as part of bargaining to do just that, get everyone on the same page as far as stepping down on some of their hard-stance issues (such as contract term lengths, things like that). The league finally sees urgency to get this thing done, and is doing anything and everything they can to get all of the owners on board to do just that.
Seems like a nothing issue to cause an owner of a likely non-playoff team to change their stance on a big issue to get in some cases a 1% chance of the #1 overall pick. Any word if that change would only be lottery for #1 or would apply to multiple spots? Would really suck to have another season like 2012 and find you are picking 5th after 4 teams jump you.

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