HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Metropolitan Division > New York Rangers
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

If there is no hockey next year (Draft question)

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
03-19-2004, 11:47 AM
  #1
SML
Registered User
 
SML's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Country: United States
Posts: 3,743
vCash: 500
If there is no hockey next year (Draft question)

I have been lurking around for some time now, been kinda busy, but I have seen several posters mention that if there were no hockey next year, that Pittsburgh would maintain the #1 position for the following year's draft. Does anybody know if this is indeed fact, or speculation? I find it hard to believe that even if the league truly believed there were going to be a work stoppage, that they would be so pessimistic as to already announce what is going to happen. It seems to me that a better solution would be just to not hold a draft at all. The following year's draft would be twice as deep and would at least be based on a season that was actually played, rather than rewarding Pittsburgh for their tank-job with two first overall picks, that just happen to be two of the most highly touted prospects in recent years.
Thanks,
SML

SML is offline  
Old
03-19-2004, 11:57 AM
  #2
Martin
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 281
vCash: 500
I believe it's true, yes.


Though Pittsburgh wouldn't automatically get the first pick. It would be the same lottery system as this year, with the same percent chance of a lower-placed team getting the #1 pick as this year.


So basically, if no hockey is played next season, next year's draft lottery would be conducted the same way as if a full season was played, and every team finished exactly the same as they did this year.


Er, hope that's not confusing. But with the lottery system, even if the Penguins get the #1 pick this year, there's no guarantee they won't next year, and vice-versa.

Martin is offline  
Old
03-19-2004, 12:06 PM
  #3
Jaded-Fan
Registered User
 
Jaded-Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 33,198
vCash: 500
The team finishing last would have basically a coin flip (just over 48%) chance of drafting first as they have their chances plus all the chances of teams from 6 on, as no team from 6 down can move up to picking first. This would be true this year, and next if the season is lost to a strike, so a virtual coin flip for Ovechkin and Crosby. The other advantage is that a team can drop no lower than one spot, so if you finish last you at worst get the consolation prize of Malkin, widely considered to be a bit of a drop from Ovechkin, but not a huge drop, and head and shoulders above about a dozen who you could throw into a hat, not much difference between them.

For those who care, the team finishing next to last has about a 17.5% chance so the drop is significant between 30 and 29.

Jaded-Fan is offline  
Old
03-20-2004, 12:32 AM
  #4
Brooklyn Ranger
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Brooklyn, of course
Posts: 8,111
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by SML
I have been lurking around for some time now, been kinda busy, but I have seen several posters mention that if there were no hockey next year, that Pittsburgh would maintain the #1 position for the following year's draft. Does anybody know if this is indeed fact, or speculation? I find it hard to believe that even if the league truly believed there were going to be a work stoppage, that they would be so pessimistic as to already announce what is going to happen. It seems to me that a better solution would be just to not hold a draft at all. The following year's draft would be twice as deep and would at least be based on a season that was actually played, rather than rewarding Pittsburgh for their tank-job with two first overall picks, that just happen to be two of the most highly touted prospects in recent years.
Thanks,
SML
It's spectulation, but I've seen it coming from the ownership side, not the players side.

Brooklyn Ranger is online now  
Old
03-20-2004, 03:59 AM
  #5
RangersFan
Registered User
 
RangersFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: LA, CA & NY, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 6,890
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to RangersFan Send a message via MSN to RangersFan
All the more reason why it is so important for the Ranger to finish in the bottom five...

RangersFan is offline  
Old
03-20-2004, 08:22 AM
  #6
NYRBlaznBure9
Registered User
 
NYRBlaznBure9's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: New York
Posts: 874
vCash: 500
Send a message via ICQ to NYRBlaznBure9
Quote:
Originally Posted by RangersFan
All the more reason why it is so important for the Ranger to finish in the bottom five...
I agree...I say Sather laces 'em up and plays goalie or something..

NYRBlaznBure9 is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:42 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.