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02-09-2013, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
Dude, they got the shaft. It was a one time random lottery where you could wind up anywhere. Instead of drafting top five they drafted 15th.

As for that "lucky break" you're talking about the 2nd overall was Malkin. So yeah, I'd much rather have either Malkin or OV + the top five the following year. But they got the shaft and drafted 15th.
They had 2 balls so statistically, it's not surprising they didn't get top 5. Many teams had 3.

The fact is, they moved up from #2 to first overall. According to the rules, this meant they lost 1 ball in the lottery. That seems fair to me.

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