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04-08-2013, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Cashville View Post
Regarding the underlined comment, that was how I thought it was done as well, but I don't think it's possible because of this comment on the NHL announcement:

To guarantee that no one moves down more than one spot, you can only "lottery-ize" the first pick based on my understand. Say #7 wins the first pick, then you held a lottery again for the second pick and #5 won, the draft would go: 7 > 5 > 1 > 2 > 3 > 4 > 6. Teams #1-4 would have moved down two spots each, which seems to run counter to the aforementioned clause.

And I still don't understand that four ball series thing.
Maybe the 2nd pick would fall in line after everyone who has been shifted down 1 spot. So in your scenario 5 would end up staying 6 because 1-4 shifted a spot already due to number 7 moving to the front. And they would keep picking until 13th ended up in 14th place.

Based on the line that no one would lose more than 1 spot, that is my thought. But the higher you are in the pre-lottery draft order, the better your chances to move up

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