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12-31-2012, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by DougGilmour93 View Post
I was under the impression, that the worst 5 teams of the past three years would be averaged out, and than they would have the most draft balls to move up in the draft. Similar to what they do every year.

I believe if you average out Toronto's last 3 seasons they would fall at the #4 position. And of course since Edmonton has drafted in the 1st spot the last 3 years in a row, they would sit at #1 unless they were displaced by a team that won the draft by moving up.
Why would they do it that way?

In 05/06, it was done as a random draft, with every team having I believe 5 lottery balls, but teams lost a ball for each first overall pick in the last 5 years and for each playoff birth in each of the last 5 years. Which would mean Edmonton would have as good of chance of winning the lottery this year as Chicago, Pittsburgh, Washington, Vancouver and other contenders. Not like other lower teams like Toronto, NY Islanders, etc.

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