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02-15-2013, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by powerstuck View Post
But something la Columbus where after expansion (or even relocation) team resides in the bottoms of the league for a quite good number of years and is unable to make playoffs, all while loosing Overall 1st round picks by various NHL conspiracies (Pittsburgh, Edmonton) is not the best way to build up a fanbase's hype.
Sorry for going OT.

Conspiracy? Are we really going this route? The NHL does a lottery for top 5 right?

2002 - Columbus worst record, drafts 1st, Pens t-3rd worst, drafts 5th
2003 - Pens 2nd worst, drafts 1st, Columbus 3rd worst, drafts 4th
2004 - Pens worst record, drafts 2nd, Columbus 4th, drafts 4th(traded the pick)
2005 - Pens 3 balls, drafts 1st, Blue Jackets 3 balls, drafts 6th
2010 - Oilers worst record, drafts 1st, Columbus 4th, drafts 4th
2011 - Oilers worst, drafts 1st, Columbus outside bottom 5
2012 - Columbus worst, drafts 2nd, Oilers 2nd, draft 1st.

So basically the conspriacy comes down to a lottery in 2005 in which both teams had an equal chance and an Oilers team who just happened to win the lottery in 2012.

Back on topic, I wouldn't mind seeing Seattle get a team but you just can't rush it. Let the honeymoon end with the Sonics first(2-3 years) then get a team up there.

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