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squishyx

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In Topic: I hope the Devils never do what the Red Sox did

Yesterday, 02:35 PM

If Marty played one final year with us and announced it was hist last I bet quite a few teams would honor him in a similar way. Idk about the Rangers, but I wouldn't rule it out.

In Topic: Changes to the draft lottery

21 August 2014 - 02:11 PM

According to this, finishing last gave you a 48.2 percent chance of picking first, at least in 2011. 

 

http://oilers.nhl.co...s.htm?id=558177

 

I don't have a huge problem with that much of a chance for the number 1 pick, since it's a guarantee that a good team that happened to have a bad year will under no circumstances land someone like a McDavid or even an Eichel. 

Doh, apologies you are  correct on the total percent.

Still, wrt to the "good team/bad year landing a super star" concern, I would rather there be a random chance of that occurring (even if it's more likely, it's harder for a team to shoot for it), then a pretty heavy mathematical advantage to tanking. In the old and current system you are still guaranteed to finish no worse then second. I say re-seed all non playoff teams with those new tables for the first round, but this change is pretty good too.

In Topic: Changes to the draft lottery

21 August 2014 - 08:50 AM

Love this change, didn't even know it's on their radar. I've always hated how you could secure yourself a better draft position by losing, it presents teams with a potential conflict of interest. This is a pretty good compromise between helping the teams who need it the most and just doing a complete random draft for the 14 teams on the outside.


I liked the old system, where the best you could do was move up four spots.

You liked the system where finishing last netted you a 75% to retain the number 1 pick?

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