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04-25-2013, 09:45 AM
Desert Panther
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Originally Posted by Ghoste View Post
Tell me about it. I've come to the conclusion that there shouldn't be a lottery. If you are last in the league, you should be given the 1st pick. It just doesn't seem right that a team that barely missed the playoffs could pick 1st.

And if there must be a lottery, then the odds should at least be 75% that you win it.

I get the reason they have a lottery. Specifically to keep teams from tanking part of the season once they're out in order to get the top pick.

That said, the change in rules is downright stupid. Bottom 5 teams had a chance at the top overall pick before. That's the way it should have stayed. This is Bettman trying to make hockey more like the NBA again. And yes, the highest ranked non-playoff team has won the lottery in the NBA (Orlando in '93).

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