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02-04-2013, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Beechsack View Post
Jame, and math, is correct.

It's a good change IMO. It also increases the odds that you'll lose a draft position, but the tradeoff for anyone to get that first overall make that ok IMO.
Personally, I think it sucks. The purpose of the draft was to put teams with a lack of talent/depth into a draft order that would allow the worst team (as evidenced by their record) the "best" (as deemed by the selector) player available in the draft as a method of improving that lacking roster the most. Heck, since the lottery went into effect, only four times has the worst team "won" the selection -- shockingly the same percentage as their chances under the old system since 1995.

Wait for another Ovechkin or Crosby type player and the worst team getting hosed out of that opportunity. I can't wait for someone like the Pens to just miss the playoffs and win the draft lottery.

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