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05-26-2013, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Xoggz22 View Post
Was lamenting the inevitable that the Kings would make the Western Conference Final and drop the pick down to 27, 29 or 30. However, I noted this in the NHL Operations guide....

Entry Draft Order
The order of selection among the Member Clubs in each season shall be determined in the following manner:
A composite of all Member Clubs shall be prepared by placing:
i) First the Clubs which failed to qualify for the preceding playoffs in the order of points earned by each of them in the regular schedule of the preceding season starting with the Club having the lowest points total and followed by the Club having the next lowest points total, and so forth.
ii) The Clubs which participated in the preceding playoffs (but had not been ranked first in their respective Divisions and had not won the Stanley Cup that season) in order of points earned by each of them in the regular schedule of the preceding season starting with the Club having the lowest total points and followed by the Club having the next lowest total points, and so forth.
iii) The Clubs which had been ranked first in their Divisions during the next preceding season (but had not won the Stanley Cup that season) in the order of points earned by each of them in the regular schedule of the preceding season starting with the Club having the lowest total points and followed by the Club having the next lowest total points, and so forth.
iv) The Stanley Cup winner shall select last, thus, positioning all Clubs on the list.

In the event of a tie for any position, such tie shall be resolved by application of the rules governing the determination of final League standings. The resulting list shall constitute the order of selection.


If I read that correctly, ONLY the SCF participants drop in the draft meaning even if the Kings win this series, they could lose in the WCF and the CBJ would pick 22nd overall (or 21st if it were Detroit that beats the Kings).

All is not lost on keeping three picks in the top 22 of this draft. Higher value....

Anyone read this differently?
No, if they reach WCF they pick at least 27th. Unless they have changed that rule but haven't seen any mention of it.

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