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Who deserves the #1 pick?

View Poll Results: Who deserves the pick?
New Jersey Devils 5 0.65%
New York Islanders 23 2.98%
New York Rangers 3 0.39%
Philadelphia Flyers 9 1.16%
Pittsburgh Penguins 13 1.68%
Boston Bruins 10 1.29%
Buffalo Sabres 9 1.16%
Montreal Canadiens 37 4.79%
Ottawa Senators 10 1.29%
Toronto Maple Leafs 115 14.88%
Carolina Hurricanes 2 0.26%
Florida Panthers 4 0.52%
Tampa Bay Lightning 2 0.26%
Washington Capitals 7 0.91%
Winnipeg Jets 24 3.10%
Chicago Blackhawks 5 0.65%
Columbus Blue Jackets 262 33.89%
Detroit Red Wings 25 3.23%
Nashville Predators 10 1.29%
St. Louis Blues 8 1.03%
Calgary Flames 34 4.40%
Colorado Avalanche 12 1.55%
Edmonton Oilers 74 9.57%
Minnesota Wild 21 2.72%
Vancouver Canucks 17 2.20%
Anaheim Ducks 7 0.91%
Dallas Stars 7 0.91%
Los Angeles Kings 4 0.52%
Phoenix Coyotes 7 0.91%
San Jose Sharks 7 0.91%
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11-17-2012, 05:30 AM
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Went with Columbus because I feel they're the worst team in the NHL. Homer pick of Winnipeg next, we lost our team due to economic reasons within Canada (crappy loonie). Bettman made an example of us and should fix the lottery for that...feel sorry for our fanbase and it's lost 15 years

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11-17-2012, 08:22 AM
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Boston because I am a Bruins fan

Seriously, the fair way to do it is with a 30 team lottery that your chances are weighted in by where you have finished over the last 3 years, if your team won the Cup, if you have had 1st overalls in the past few years.

Teams that should have the best shot at it:

Columbus
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11-17-2012, 09:26 AM
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Votes for Montreal, but I'm biased.

In all honesty, I believe Columbus deserves the pick the most.

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11-17-2012, 09:49 AM
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Any team/s who havent had a #1 overall yet.

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11-17-2012, 10:08 AM
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Any team that's picked in the top 5 in the last 25 years should be eliminated from the lottery if we lose a season

Columbus has the longest history of getting screwed by the lottery and if its purely up to chance they probably deserve it.

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11-17-2012, 10:16 AM
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Anyone not voting Columbus is a homer.

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11-17-2012, 10:18 AM
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I want to say Toronto because our team has brutal for so long but in terms of DESERVING it, I'd say Columbus solely because of their sheer bad luck and circumstances in the past years.

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11-17-2012, 10:51 AM
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I may be biased but I also vote for Montreal. They haven't had a 1st overall pick since 1980. Yes, they picked Galchenyuk last june but he wasn't a concensus top 3 pick for the draft, and even if he is promising, it doesn't mean that all their problems are over.

And since the question is ''Who deserves the #1 pick?'', I think that a team like Montreal that to me, personnally, is below average and that hasn't drafted 1st overall in more than 32 years now and has only picked in the top 5 twice during that period of time, the last one being in last june's draft so we still don't know how Galchenyuk will turn out, deserves it.

But I think they are not the only team who deserves it and I'm not necessarily talking about Columbus who quite frankly, I don't think deserves it as much as people make it out to be. They drafted 1st overall in 2002 and were just not able to surround properly the player they drafted (Nash) EVEN if they drafted in the top 10 every year since except the year they made the playoffs, they hadn't a top ten pick in 2011 because they traded it to Philadelphia, it turned out to be Sean Couturier. I just think they had enough high picks successively to build at least a competitive team.

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11-17-2012, 11:02 AM
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Leafs. Jackets have had plenty of high picks.

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11-17-2012, 11:11 AM
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Jackets won't be able to hang onto mackinnon long enough for him to make a difference for them. I'd say if a fan base "deserves it" it would be leaf fans. The team that needs this pick is obviously Columbus, but do they deserve it? Maybe not

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11-17-2012, 11:20 AM
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I want to say Toronto, a team whose fans endured so much losing and hasnt had a 1st overall pick since Clark. Also would be good financially for the league if the most profitable team can make the playoffs. Next id say Columbus or Phoenix teams that are struggling for fans to have a generational face of the franchise to pull a Pittsburgh-esque turn around. As a Leaf fan id be content with a top 5 pick, any of Barkov, MacKinnon or Monahan will satisfy me.

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11-17-2012, 11:24 AM
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Columbus and Flames. Toronto JUST had a 5th overall pick, plus were stupid enough to trade away a 2nd overall and a 9th overall, they don't deserve it.

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11-17-2012, 11:25 AM
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Toronto fans homerism is strong in this thread.



Smallest violin, fellas.

Columbus deserved the #1 overall last year, and they deserve it even more this year after being screwed over by the lottery.

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11-17-2012, 11:26 AM
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Columbus.

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11-17-2012, 11:28 AM
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I may be biased but I also vote for Montreal. They haven't had a 1st overall pick since 1980. Yes, they picked Galchenyuk last june but he wasn't a concensus top 3 pick for the draft, and even if he is promising, it doesn't mean that all their problems are over.

And since the question is ''Who deserves the #1 pick?'', I think that a team like Montreal that to me, personnally, is below average and that hasn't drafted 1st overall in more than 32 years now and has only picked in the top 5 twice during that period of time, the last one being in last june's draft so we still don't know how Galchenyuk will turn out, deserves it.

But I think they are not the only team who deserves it and I'm not necessarily talking about Columbus who quite frankly, I don't think deserves it as much as people make it out to be. They drafted 1st overall in 2002 and were just not able to surround properly the player they drafted (Nash) EVEN if they drafted in the top 10 every year since except the year they made the playoffs, they hadn't a top ten pick in 2011 because they traded it to Philadelphia, it turned out to be Sean Couturier. I just think they had enough high picks successively to build at least a competitive team.
Yeah your right the team with the most Stanley Cups in history deserves the number one pick. Really?

How about we start off with the teams that have never won the cup before. If the Sabres had ONE Cup EVER I would be wearing my Stanley cup t shirts everyday for the rest of my life.

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Smallest violin, fellas.

Columbus deserved the #1 overall last year, and they deserve it even more this year after being screwed over by the lottery.
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Columbus and Flames. Toronto JUST had a 5th overall pick, plus were stupid enough to trade away a 2nd overall and a 9th overall, they don't deserve it.
If it wasnt for Toronto's finacial success teams like Columbus and Phoinex would have folded already You can hate them all you want, but there is no denying that a better Toronto (along with a handful of other teams including Montreal, NYR, etc.) is much better for the league than a good small market team.

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11-17-2012, 11:47 AM
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Toronto pretty easily. I'm surprised so many people would say Columbus.

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Toronto pretty easily. I'm surprised so many people would say Columbus.
Guess they want Mackinnon to bust

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Columbus
Toronto
NY Islanders
Assuming they use the same rules as last time, the Islanders would have 1 less ball then Columbus and Toronto(due to picking 1st overall in 2009)


In terms of teams that I would like see win it

1. Columbus - for getting screwed out of it in 2012, could also use a big name for attendance purposes

2. Calgary - team deserves to be rewarded somehow for putting an effort into trying to win when it's obvious they are a team going downwards(it would be much easier just to have a fire sale and suck for a few years)

3. Phoenix - could help stabilize the team

4. Nashville - they deserve something for losing Suter

5. Dallas - another team that probably could use an injection to help them out

* If Anaheim loses Getzalf and/or Perry they instantly jump into this category, if they lose both I place them #1

As for Teams I don't want to see pick first(or even top 10 for that matter)

1. Edmonton - they already had 3 number 1 picks in a row, 4 would be ridiculous

2. Pittsburgh - they don't deserve any more good fortune after getting Crosby (as well as Malkin the previous year)

3. The "Big UFA Spenders" like Philadelphia, New York Rangers, Boston etc - they basically win the lottery many summers when it comes to signing players. I give Philly extra marks for the whole Weber BS they tried to pull off this summer.

4. Minnesota - Suter and Parise should be more then enough

Teams I don't want to pick top 3 but get a higher then normal pick(ie top 10 picks for constantly being competitive)

1. Detroit
2. St Louis
3. Vancouver
4. New Jersey
5. San Jose


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If it wasnt for Toronto's finacial success teams like Columbus and Phoinex would have folded already You can hate them all you want, but there is no denying that a better Toronto (along with a handful of other teams including Montreal, NYR, etc.) is much better for the league than a good small market team.
It isn't like Toronto fans are going to stop going to games in the near future.

They will draw a huge amount of money regardless of if the team has someone like Mackinnon or not.

Hence Mackinnon should go to a team where his presence may well be the difference between being reliant upon revenue sharing or not. Columbus was very good in attendance during their first years in the league and right after making the playoffs. We would be on level with Pittsburgh and would no longer have to worry about receiving revenue sharing.

I also liked the idea of the Flames getting 1st overall or Winnipeg.

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11-17-2012, 12:12 PM
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Montreal should get it. We are pretty late on our next Stanley cup after all.

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Detroit. A reward for sustained success.
I like it. The NHL has it backward with rewarding mediocre management with top draft picks.

In fact, I'd say that no one team deserves it more than another. Put all 30 teams in a hat a draw the draft order. Should be done like that every single year!

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Assuming they use the same rules as last time, the Islanders would have 1 less ball then Columbus and Toronto(due to picking 1st overall in 2009)


In terms of teams that I would like see win it

1. Columbus - for getting screwed out of it in 2012, could also use a big name for attendance purposes

2. Calgary - team deserves to be rewarded somehow for putting an effort into trying to win when it's obvious they are a team going downwards(it would be much easier just to have a fire sale and suck for a few years)

3. Phoenix - could help stabilize the team

4. Nashville - they deserve something for losing Suter

5. Dallas - another team that probably could use an injection to help them out

* If Anaheim loses Getzalf and/or Perry they instantly jump into this category, if they lose both I place them #1

As for Teams I don't want to see pick first(or even top 10 for that matter)

1. Edmonton - they already had 3 number 1 picks in a row, 4 would be ridiculous

2. Pittsburgh - they don't deserve any more good fortune after getting Crosby (as well as Malkin the previous year)

3. The "Big UFA Spenders" like Philadelphia, New York Rangers, Boston etc - they basically win the lottery many summers when it comes to signing players. I give Philly extra marks for the whole Weber BS they tried to pull off this summer.

4. Minnesota - Suter and Parise should be more then enough

Teams I don't want to pick top 3 but get a higher then normal pick(ie top 10 picks for constantly being competitive)

1. Detroit
2. St Louis
3. Vancouver
4. New Jersey
5. San Jose
Your wrong, Toronto would be the only team in the league who hasnt made the playoffs nor drafted 1st overall so they would be among those with the highest probability.

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Leafs. Jackets have had plenty of high picks.
Leafs would have had them too if it wasn't for Burke.

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