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06-24-2012, 07:13 PM
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Columbus look to be the early favorites.

Edmonton is probably a lottery team, so there's a chance there.

Sleeper pick in anaheim, if they trade away ryan for futures, have a disappointing start, they might have to think long and hard about trading away rentals if they arnt signed (getzlaf, perry, koivu). That situation all depends on hiller's play though obviously.

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06-24-2012, 07:17 PM
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Whoever picks after the team that grabs Seth Jones

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06-24-2012, 07:18 PM
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Q: How many times have the majority of folks picked Columbus to be picking first overall?
A: Every single year of the franchise's existence except 2009-2010 (the year immediately after our playoff appearance).

Q: How many times has Columbus ever actually gotten the first overall pick?
A: Once. Received via a trade (we were originally #3 overall, previously our lowest-ever finish). Never in the history of our existence have we won the lottery, and only once in the history of our existence have we finished among the bottom-2 of the NHL (last year).

I'm not sure why people keep failing to notice this pattern and pick us for getting the first overall by "virtue" of our own shortcomings. It'll happen shortly after Detroit misses the playoffs, after Philly and Ottawa get stable goaltending, after the world finally realizes New Jersey doesn't play a trap anymore, after an Atlanta franchise appears that doesn't get screwed over and relocated, after an expansion team appears in Hamiton, after Lou Lamoriello is fired for poor performance, after the zealots in Montreal openly accept GMs and coaches that don't speak French, after an expansion to Europe, and after Bettman is inducted into the Order of Canada.

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If Pavelec goes to the KHL, which I think highly unlikely, then Winnipeg would be a lottery team in my mind.

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06-24-2012, 07:20 PM
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Edmonton.

Until they prove otherwise, it's theirs to lose!

They may pass him up for Jones, though.

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06-24-2012, 07:21 PM
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Phoenix.

edit: should clarify - only if there is a lockout
Silly you.

Jackets offense will be absolutely anemic next year, so sadly, in lieu of the best defense we have ever had, I could see another top 3 pick next year. Other than that, I could see the Flames, Oilers, Ducks, or Leafs.

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06-24-2012, 07:21 PM
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Q: How many times have the majority of folks picked Columbus to be picking first overall?
A: Every single year of the franchise's existence except 2009-2010 (the year immediately after our playoff appearance).

Q: How many times has Columbus ever actually gotten the first overall pick?
A: Once. Received via a trade (we were originally #3 overall, previously our lowest-ever finish). Never in the history of our existence have we won the lottery, and only once in the history of our existence have we finished among the bottom-2 of the NHL (last year).

I'm not sure why people keep failing to notice this pattern and pick us for first overall. It'll happen shortly after Detroit misses the playoffs, after Philly and Ottawa get stable goaltending, after the world finally realizes New Jersey doesn't play a trap anymore, after an Atlanta franchise appears that doesn't get screwed over and relocated, after Lou Lamoriello is fired for poor performance, after an expansion to Europe, and after Bettman is inducted into the Order of Canada.
oh, the old "NHL is rigged against struggling small-market american teams they dont want to see succeed" argument.

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06-24-2012, 07:23 PM
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Q: How many times have the majority of folks picked Columbus to be picking first overall?
A: Every single year of the franchise's existence except 2009-2010 (the year immediately after our playoff appearance).

Q: How many times has Columbus ever actually gotten the first overall pick?
A: Once. Received via a trade (we were originally #3 overall, previously our lowest-ever finish). Never in the history of our existence have we won the lottery, and only once in the history of our existence have we finished among the bottom-2 of the NHL (last year).

I'm not sure why people keep failing to notice this pattern and pick us for getting the first overall by "virtue" of our own shortcomings. It'll happen shortly after Detroit misses the playoffs, after Philly and Ottawa get stable goaltending, after the world finally realizes New Jersey doesn't play a trap anymore, after an Atlanta franchise appears that doesn't get screwed over and relocated, after Lou Lamoriello is fired for poor performance, after the zealots in Montreal openly accept GMs and coaches that don't speak French, after an expansion to Europe, and after Bettman is inducted into the Order of Canada.
They might not consistently get to pick first overall, but they were the worst team this year, and next years not looking any better.

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06-24-2012, 07:23 PM
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I don't know what to think.

If the Leafs are bad enough, we could add a TOP prospect to the organization and then potentially be really in business here. However, if we stink enough to get a top pick, does that mean that our current core sucks and is not enough for one elite prospect to make a difference?

In any case, I don't see us being THE worst team. No team looks like it's by far the worst. Even Columbus could pass a team or two, they would be my best bet, that or the collapse of a team with a weak veteran core.

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06-24-2012, 07:26 PM
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oh, the old "NHL is rigged against struggling small-market american teams they dont want to see succeed" argument.
Rigged? Where'd you get that one?

I'm not saying it's set up such that we'll never get it, I'm just saying that so far it appears to be one of those rare events that, for whatever reason, can never occur in a stable universe. Kind of like, say, the odds of Wang ever spending money on his team, or the odds of Vancouver ever winning the Cup. Some things just simply do not happen.

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Oilers will finish 26th and win the lottery.

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The Flames, if they trade Kipper.

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06-24-2012, 07:34 PM
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I hope Columbus, I want them to get good.

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Edmonton.

Until they prove otherwise, it's theirs to lose!

They may pass him up for Jones, though.
This is Steve Tambellini we're talking about... It's all offense or nothing.

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06-24-2012, 07:35 PM
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I'm gonna go with the Islanders...

I will say this...Carolina is a Cam-Ward-torn-acl away from picking #1 overall, knock on wood

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Minnesota will have a surprisingly bad season and pick first over all
Without Koivu maybe

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This is Steve Tambellini we're talking about... It's all offense or nothing.
It's BPA or nothing. As of now, Jones and MacKinnon are neck-and-neck. If they were neck-and-neck at draft time and the Oilers had first pick, I would almost guarantee they would take Jones.

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I think it'll be Minnesota.

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I think it'll be Minnesota.
If Minnesota gets MacKinnon, they're going to be an absolute force in 3-5 years.

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Columbus, no team could use him more.
Dallas Stars say hi.

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It will be Edmonton again. Then that idiot can get up there again and say he's so proud to pick him. Finishing the bottom of the league you should not be proud to pick 1st that is the problem with the oilers.

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I think after the turmoil since 67, Burke's big mouth for half a decade, years of bad luck with trades and picks, and Leafs fans being made fun of worse than Karen Klein on a school bus...the Hockey God will finally bless the Leafs.

And give them Nathan MacKinnon.

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Not the Oilers.


Oilers select Seth Jones next year

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Bottom 5 teams


1- CBJ
2-MIN
3-TOR
4-EDM
5-NYI



and after the lottery......



the winner will be......






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Without Koivu maybe
It's just my slightly random prediction, I actually really like Minnesota...but if they had a **** season and got Mack, that would be good for them..better than wallowing around in mediocrity

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