Hypothetically, what would happen to the draft if two seasons were lost?
Let's say they come to an agreement after losing this season and next season. Would there be two drafts, one right after the other or would they combine all of the players and picks from both drafts into one?
Didn't the NFL have a draft that was technically during their lockout, too? Would it really be any different for the NHL? Prospects aren't locked out yet, after all, or does the fact that most hockey prospects aren't technically amateurs as they're from the CHL and football draft picks are as they're coming from the NCAA play a role?
The NHL would have folded and there'd be a different league by this point.
__________________ ďItís embarrassing. Iím embarrassed to be here right now. Itís not even funny. And itís just embarrassing, the way we, you know, the energy we have in the room and the way we approach practices and the way we approach this game. Itís not how youíre going to win any games in this league." - Jean-Sebastien Giguere, April 8 2013