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Would you be willing to lose the year for MacKinnon?

View Poll Results: Would you be willing to lose the year for MacKinnon?
Yes 96 70.07%
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11-10-2012, 02:02 AM
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Our odds are probably similar either way. Most had us projected at 12th in the East. Say that puts us at 26th, just like last season. Then we have an 8.1% of winning the lottery.

If the season is lost and the 2005 rules used, then we have a 6.25% of winning it (calculations explained in an earlier post).

Both get us to the same goal...I'd rather watch some hockey in the process though.

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11-10-2012, 07:31 AM
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We'd have a 6 percent chance. Is that enough to lose a season over?

With so many centres in the top 5 I'd rather a season. Barkov, Monahan, Nate and Drouin (naturally a centre)

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11-10-2012, 07:46 AM
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The league is so screwed if they cancel the season that I wouldn't even worry where the Leafs draft. Do you really think that if the season is canceled and they reach an agreement in May or June that everything will be back to normal?

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11-10-2012, 08:58 AM
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The league is so screwed if they cancel the season that I wouldn't even worry where the Leafs draft. Do you really think that if the season is canceled and they reach an agreement in May or June that everything will be back to normal?
In Canada nothing changes I dont think..perhaps in the non hockey markets where its hanging on by a thread....the ripple effect will be felt after 1 or 2 seasons...If these idiots were smart, which they clearly aren't.....they would be signing a deal for at least 10 years.

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11-10-2012, 09:05 AM
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We probably have a better chance if we actually play some hockey.

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11-10-2012, 10:14 AM
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Why is this constantly brought up? Once a week this exact thread gets put up with the exact same answer in each: We DO NOT have a great chance for Mackinnon if the season is cancelled, especially if it's the same as the Crosby draft. NYR supposedly had great chance for Crosby and ended up picking 16.

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11-10-2012, 10:21 AM
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We aren't. In fact, we have a 6% chance at it (assuming they follow the same procedure as 2005).
That's why he said "IF".

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11-10-2012, 10:32 AM
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That's why he said "IF".
But there is no possible guarantee of 100%. Even "if" has its limitations.

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I might if it was a great chance of getting MacKinnon. But since it's only 6%, nah
If there were a season and the Leafs finished in the same spot as last year they would have a 8.1% chance of drafting #1 after a lottery win.

Since 8% >> odds than 6% then playing is greater to not playing for Leafs to get MacKinnon.

The advantage of a cancelled season is not having to endure the losing in order to earn that top pick like last year.

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If there were a season and the Leafs finished in the same spot as last year they would have a 8.1% chance of drafting #1 after a lottery win.

Since 8% >> odds than 6% then playing is greater to not playing for Leafs to get MacKinnon.

The advantage of a cancelled season is not having to endure the losing in order to earn that top pick like last year.
I'd rather watch hockey and see them lose (but maybe win?) than not have any hockey at all. Winter is a long long season and hockey makes it somewhat bearable.

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11-10-2012, 11:07 AM
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But there is no possible guarantee of 100%. Even "if" has its limitations.
I think that's why he said it.

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11-10-2012, 11:11 AM
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Would you be willing to sacrifice this entire year, knowing the leafs would have a great chance to draft MacKinnon? (Assuming the Crobsy draft rules are used)

Short term pain, long term gain at it's finest.
We have a better shot at McKinnon if the season is played. This team has the worst goaltending in the league. Odds are better if we play than in a lottery with 30 teams.

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11-10-2012, 11:20 AM
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I'd rather watch hockey and see them lose (but maybe win?) than not have any hockey at all. Winter is a long long season and hockey makes it somewhat bearable.
That might be true, but having Nathan Mackinnon in a Leafs uniform might also make things somewhat bearable in the future, and certainly support the (but maybe win?) belief.

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We have a better shot at McKinnon if the season is played. This team has the worst goaltending in the league. Odds are better if we play than in a lottery with 30 teams.
I'd say Columbus does but we'd still have a better shot if we play

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11-10-2012, 12:19 PM
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I'd rather watch hockey and see them lose (but maybe win?) than not have any hockey at all. Winter is a long long season and hockey makes it somewhat bearable.
You sound suspiciously like a hockey fan.

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11-10-2012, 12:21 PM
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You sound suspiciously like a hockey fan.
Business ends at 5PM on weekdays. The fan in me comes out after that .

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11-10-2012, 12:29 PM
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Absolutely, we've been waiting to make the playoffs for this long we might as well wait another (shorter) season.

I wouldn't mind a tank, because I don't really plan on watching much hockey even if the lockout ends. This year is a wash!

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11-10-2012, 12:49 PM
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Won't Burke be obligated...

To trade it too his buddies in Boston out of loyalty?

There is no way Bettman lets To. get that pick,we make money no matter how bad the product,there are other teams on the verge.Face it ,we just don't have that kind of luck.

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11-10-2012, 12:51 PM
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I would be estatic if we could finish 29th and 25th again wouldn't be bad again. There are impact players from 23rd and on. This looks like a great draft up top. The Leafs are not making the playoffs this year, the Cup is out of the question. It would be counterproductive to finish 22nd or better this year.

If Reimer doesn't bounce back, a top 5 pick is a reality folks.

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To trade it too his buddies in Boston out of loyalty?

There is no way Bettman lets To. get that pick,we make money no matter how bad the product,there are other teams on the verge.Face it ,we just don't have that kind of luck.
Think of revenue generated from Toronto making the playoffs. More tickets at inflated prices, more apparel sold, more food sold in arenas, more people watching on TV. All that income trickling down to struggling teams. It IS beneficial if Toronto makes the playoffs but I'm not one to believe the league is some manipulated product and everyone is a puppet.

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70% would...Leafs fans being realistic to the long term goal, there is hope for this fanbase. Burke should have known this.

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11-10-2012, 01:07 PM
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That's why he said "IF".
You sir are correct.

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11-10-2012, 01:12 PM
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It doesn't matter if you are willing to lose or not this year because losing is a given in leaf land!!!

Pointless Poll!!!!!!

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11-10-2012, 01:14 PM
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At this point, I'm much more willing to lose the year given we're approaching mid-November with no hockey iun sight than seeing a horrible Leafs team finish 30th overall for an entire season,. That's much more painful.

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11-10-2012, 01:16 PM
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We have a better shot at McKinnon if the season is played. This team has the worst goaltending in the league. Odds are better if we play than in a lottery with 30 teams.
I don't agree. without a season, we'll have the most balls in the lottery along with only 3 other teams. a half season could see anything happen.

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