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22 hours ago, MadDog2020 said:

yeah it's a hard no from me too. 

Sadly this season has been over since 11/19 too. But really happy to officially put a fork in it, turn the page and burn the book while they're at it. What a f*cked up year this has been (2020) which has made the 2019-2020 season seem so insignificant to me in the big picture.  Keeps things in perspective for me that's for sure. Stay safe.

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28 minutes ago, Satans Hockey said:

Saw the thread title updated, here's where it came from, can't wait to see the rules of this... 

 

I’d like to know more details on the lottery, not the least of which being how many teams are in it, and if you can move up more than three spots. 

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Each team designates one representative in a Yahtzee competition. Last man standing’s team gets the first overall pick. Second to last team gets demoted to the AHL, and the last place team’s representative is executed on pay per view. 

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23 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

im hearing that next season will be pushed back about a month too. makes sense i guess but it sucks

I’m most ok with that happening. Not a crazy big deal in my opinion.

Ask me in October, though. 

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11 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

Yeah depending on who we land in the draft we could be VERY excited to see him in action

True, but I could wait the month for that. After the way this season ended and every other damn thing we’ve endured, a 4 week delay is not gonna phase me.

But ask me in October lol. 

 

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Depends if we have football or not. If the NFL starts on time it’ll hold me over until hockey comes back.

My excitement level will also be directly correlated to who our coach is. Gallant or Lav, and I’m itching to get going. Nas or John Stevens...not so much. I kind of doubt the Swedish dude is a front runner, but just the unknown with him would be kind of intriguing. 

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17 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

Depends if we have football or not. If the NFL starts on time it’ll hold me over until hockey comes back.

My excitement level will also be directly correlated to who our coach is. Gallant or Lav, and I’m itching to get going. Nas or John Stevens...not so much. I kind of doubt the Swedish dude is a front runner, but just the unknown with him would be kind of intriguing. 

Tsss.... : ) 

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NHL is awfully silent on how the lottery is going to work.  Wonder if they're going to stick with what was floated out previously (i.e. handing the 1OA pick to Detroit).

Lottery in a month.  They'll have to announce the plan relatively soon.

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On 5/23/2020 at 4:35 PM, mfitz804 said:

My friend’s cousin’s roommate is the Coyote’s equipment manager, so I can verify this. 

lol, was that a dig at me because I said I have a good friend who works for Columbus?  I'm not sure how "a good friend of mine" is equivalent to "my friend's cousin's roommate".  We all know "I've Got an Inside Source Guy", and that's not what I'm trying to be. I was merely trying to be helpful and lend some credence to the link he shared because there's been a lot of questions and speculation about if, when, and how they might come back.  If you don't believe me or somehow you think my friend isn't reliable, well then good for you. 

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1 minute ago, MB3 said:

If there's no lottery at all, which seems to be sort of possible, does that mean we get Vancouver's pick regardless (even if they lose the "play-in round") since technically it is "lottery protected" and not "top-xx protected"? 

My guess based on absolutely zero fact is: they made the playoffs, we get the pick. I'd laugh, however, if they try to fight it saying "well we made the 24 team format, not the round of 16" with the counterpoint being "playoffs are playoffs, doesn't specify 16 vs 24 teams."

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1 hour ago, NJDfan1711 said:

lol, was that a dig at me because I said I have a good friend who works for Columbus?  I'm not sure how "a good friend of mine" is equivalent to "my friend's cousin's roommate".  We all know "I've Got an Inside Source Guy", and that's not what I'm trying to be. I was merely trying to be helpful and lend some credence to the link he shared because there's been a lot of questions and speculation about if, when, and how they might come back.  If you don't believe me or somehow you think my friend isn't reliable, well then good for you. 

lol......I had a co-worker with a relative on the Capitals. I never would say which player, but because of that, I'd get a little bit of insights on an NHL player's thinking. Not much, but a decent amount. I was cryptic once saying basically that and a couple of regulars here ripped into me like nobody's business.  Since almost all the names here blend together I forget who but it was, but I got accused of bragging, etc........  very well may have been mfitz then also

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1 hour ago, MB3 said:

If there's no lottery at all, which seems to be sort of possible, does that mean we get Vancouver's pick regardless (even if they lose the "play-in round") since technically it is "lottery protected" and not "top-xx protected"? 

The word has been that Vancouver would probably voluntarily give up its pick this year so long as they didn't end up in the top ten or something like that.

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1 hour ago, Jimmy Leeds said:

lol......I had a co-worker with a relative on the Capitals. I never would say which player, but because of that, I'd get a little bit of insights on an NHL player's thinking. Not much, but a decent amount. I was cryptic once saying basically that and a couple of regulars here ripped into me like nobody's business.  Since almost all the names here blend together I forget who but it was, but I got accused of bragging, etc........  very well may have been mfitz then also

Well it's kind of typical here that if you have an unpopular opinion that the regulars will turn into a mob and witch hunt you. It's a lot of fun

But that's the structure of an argument these days. When someone has a different opinion in an argument... you don't counter the point.. the reflex is to counter by trying to make the person look dumb so his argument doesn't matter. 

 

edit: funny enough that happened to me awhile ago when Torts was hired as the Canucks coach. I have a buddy who's a vancouver fan, he's from saskatoon. So i posted or commented on his fb saying that was a terrible match, that Torts was not the right coach for guys like the Sedins etc etc and dear lord. I got jumped like crazy for saying like "i know Torts and how he works"  (cause he coached across the bridge and i followed his career somewhat, knew his system, what he was asking from players... obviously didn't mean i knew him personally). Anyway... i made sure to find that thread once he got fired and get back at them with a fresh I told you so lol

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2 hours ago, jagknife said:

My guess based on absolutely zero fact is: they made the playoffs, we get the pick. I'd laugh, however, if they try to fight it saying "well we made the 24 team format, not the round of 16" with the counterpoint being "playoffs are playoffs, doesn't specify 16 vs 24 teams."

There's a very real idea out there that the "play-in" round will not be considered the "playoffs".  That only when there are 16 teams left will the playoffs 'officially' begin.

I wouldn't at all be surprised if the NHL went this way.  I haven't really considered/thought about the fallout of this yet, but I'd be surprised if it didn't screw us in some way.

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IMO if a team like... MTL voted for the 24 teams format. Just so they have a CHANCE at the cup even if they didnt deserve the chance or had great odds. It should mean that they are forfeiting the chance to land a top 3 pick.

You can't have you cake and eat it too

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16 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

IMO if a team like... MTL voted for the 24 teams format. Just so they have a CHANCE at the cup even if they didnt deserve the chance or had great odds. It should mean that they are forfeiting the chance to land a top 3 pick.

You can't have you cake and eat it too

Love this idea, but it would've had to have been established before they all voted I think. 

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5 hours ago, NJDfan1711 said:

lol, was that a dig at me because I said I have a good friend who works for Columbus?  I'm not sure how "a good friend of mine" is equivalent to "my friend's cousin's roommate".  We all know "I've Got an Inside Source Guy", and that's not what I'm trying to be. I was merely trying to be helpful and lend some credence to the link he shared because there's been a lot of questions and speculation about if, when, and how they might come back.  If you don't believe me or somehow you think my friend isn't reliable, well then good for you. 

I'm just breaking your balls, settle down brother lol. 

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