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04-08-2013, 01:09 PM
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Can someone clarify the new draft rules for me? See link below for reference:

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=658503

How does the drawing actually work? I don't really understand this:



There's a clause at the bottom that says no team can move down more than one spot as a result of the lottery. Does that mean the draft is status quo (goes according to finishing order) except for the first pick lottery? In other words, they draw a ball (say it's #7), the #7 team moves to #1, teams #1-6 move down one slot, teams #8-14 are unaffected, and from then on out you just draft in normal order (i.e. 7 > 1 > 2 > 3 > 4 > 5 > 6 > 8 > etc.). Does it go back to the correct order for the second round, or is #7 at the front for each round?
It is for the first 14 picks this season if I'm not mistaken. The order of the first 14 picks of the draft will be determined by the lottery. After that standings will determine the order for the rest of the draft.

Last season a team could only move up 5 places, so only the bottom five teams had a shot at the first overall.

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