That's what I was curious about. I know MacKinnon and Jones are widely considered the top 2, but when it comes down to BPA or a longterm franchise need, it seems plausible for Burke to choose the latter. There's still a full season to play though, rankings are going to change. Wouldn't be surprised to see Jones drop similar to how Larsson did 2011, especially considering the defense-heavy draft we just had and the center position being just as valuable as the #1 D.
I don't think there will be another full season lockout, but if there ever was, I think they would need to adjust it a little to create less parity between the top teams and the weaker ones so that a team like Montreal doesn't draft 30 or Columbus doesn't get ripped off again lol.
As much as people rip on Burke, the guy isn't an idiot. He wouldn't pass on a potential franchise player just because he could get a good center. He's not a stupid person.
I saw a thread (http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1244645) exploring the idea of what the draft order will be if there is a lockout. I thought this was an interesting idea, and I decided I would do the lottery myself, using Trae's calculations, so people could mock draft using a set order. The order I got is:
I realized my mistake and fixed my comment. Thanks haha
I looked back at the lottery file and I used 50 options. And EDM had 1.
I think the point my fellow Oil fan was trying to make though was that you underestimate the power of the Tambo troll grin. 1 in 50? Tambo laughs, you can take that ball out of the hopper too and we'll still win.
I put all the guys in Red. Good Idea-but did you give every team an equal shot at number 1, or use the actual odds? These results seem a little odd.
I simulated the drawing of lottery balls by creating 50 options and using a random order selector, with teams having between 1 and 3 options based on playoff appearances and 1st overall picks within the last 3 years (4 years in the case of playoff appearances)