Changes to NHL draft voted in 23-6.
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03-13-2007, 03:57 PM
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I think teams like the Oliers last year who eek their way into the playoffs and then go far are screwed with this format, but i like the division winner gets pushed back even if they lose in the first round idea.
Not much of a change, but it makes some sense.
I think with this format you might see a few less teams trading at the deadline if they are convinced their team needs a good draft.
If a lower bubble team makes a deal or two and goes out and trades for two rentals - and say they make it to the second or third round, they might lose about 5-10 spots or even more than the previous draft selection method - and might lose those rentals on top of it. You might see some early sellers with this next year. Maybe a little more than usual.
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