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Draft Lottery Will be June 26th

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4 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

The Sabres should not draft any worse than 7th. 

But, but, but....

Who's in the lottery? Just the bottom 7?

If they have a playoff and Montreal wins the cup, do they still pick 8th?

We need answers....you are better than this, LOL.

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5 hours ago, MakeSabresGrr8Again said:

But, but, but....

Who's in the lottery? Just the bottom 7?

If they have a playoff and Montreal wins the cup, do they still pick 8th?

We need answers....you are better than this, LOL.

I would think the picks would be based on how far teams make it in the playoffs, just like every year, then teams that lost in the first round would be based on who had the lowest points in the season for the best pick.

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5 hours ago, MakeSabresGrr8Again said:

But, but, but....

Who's in the lottery? Just the bottom 7?

If they have a playoff and Montreal wins the cup, do they still pick 8th?

We need answers....you are better than this, LOL.

Purely a guess, but expect only the 7 non-qualifiers to be in the lottery if it gets held before the expanded playoff tourney even starts.  Would expect that everybody can move up to 1-3, but that team 31 (Detroit?, it's been so long, don't even remember nor care who else was where) has significantly increased odds of staying where they are.

Expect the rest of the draft works similar to the existing format with teams either getting slotted in after the 1st 3 rounds are complete (maybe  reseed it after each new playoff round to keep the Loafs from having a fairly poor draft slot even though Moe-ray-all embarrasses them in the opening round ;)) & then the Conference Finalists & SC Finalists get the last 4 picks.

So, in your scenario, Buffalo picks 1st & the Habs pick 31st. 😉

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My other issue is that the Habs played 2 more games than we did. If we played those 2 games and won both, we would be in the playoffs instead. Not likely but anything can happen especially if it would screw us on draft position. 

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1 hour ago, Brawndo said:

The Top 7 probably will get much better Lottery Odds. 

Not what I'm hearing.  As I heard it, once the extra round is done, then all the teams not in the round of 16 are in the lottery with the normal odds.  So Pittsburgh or Toronto could wind up with 1-2.

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30 minutes ago, E4 ... Ke2 said:

Not what I'm hearing.  As I heard it, once the extra round is done, then all the teams not in the round of 16 are in the lottery with the normal odds.  So Pittsburgh or Toronto could wind up with 1-2.

And before anyone ask they could do the lottery before the play in by just assigning lottery spots to top 7 and then saying spot 8 is loser of this series #1, spot 9 is loser of series #2, etc.

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I want Byfield 

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LeBrun said on an episode of TSN’s Insider Trading a few weeks ago that the Management Groups of the Seven Teams who would not return to play would be enticed to having their seasons end in return for increased lottery odds. 

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10 minutes ago, LGR4GM said:

I want Byfield 

This is the most definitive information in this thread.

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1 hour ago, tom webster said:

And before anyone ask they could do the lottery before the play in by just assigning lottery spots to top 7 and then saying spot 8 is loser of this series #1, spot 9 is loser of series #2, etc.

And you thought the tanking between Joisey & the Pens was bad for Lemieux?  If they did that, anybody that thinks they have no realistic chance of winning it all that was a 3 seed or worse (presumably the ones in the "play-in" round) could cut bait quickly after their 1st game.  1/2 of them would only need to tank 2-3 more games to have top 11 odds.

Doing that would be even more suspect than the decision to arbitrarily keep the bottom 2 Co ference seeds wildcards but not getting everybody up to the same # of games played.  Sabres win their 2 games in hand & they're in the playoffs.  Or if they go top 6 in a division, they're in.  Either way, give us the MFin' Loafs.

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8 hours ago, LGR4GM said:

I want Byfield 

Just finished my daily lottery spin on Tankathon.

We got him first with the first attempt.

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Per McKenzie details of the Draft and the Lottery will be released this afternoon at 4:30 during Bettman’s RTP News Conference 

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2 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

Per McKenzie details of the Draft and the Lottery will be released this afternoon at 4:30 during Bettman’s RTP News Conference 

This should be interesting.  Has the NHL cancelled the rest of the regualr season?  Is draft order based on the standings now?  What is this nonsense that I am hearing about 24 teams and playoffs, or something?

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16 hours ago, E4 ... Ke2 said:

Not what I'm hearing.  As I heard it, once the extra round is done, then all the teams not in the round of 16 are in the lottery with the normal odds.  So Pittsburgh or Toronto could wind up with 1-2.

Good call

 

 

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4 minutes ago, New Scotland (NS) said:

This should be interesting.  Has the NHL cancelled the rest of the regualr season?  Is draft order based on the standings now?  What is this nonsense that I am hearing about 24 teams and playoffs, or something?

The answers appear to be yes, yes, & you'll get the details at 4:30PM.

Personally, am disappointed that the Sabres got kept out.  Will likely watch the playoffs, but fairly disinterestedly.  Just can't work up the emotion to care at present.

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NHL loves thinking of the worst way to do something and then doing it that way. 

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15 hours ago, Taro T said:

And you thought the tanking between Joisey & the Pens was bad for Lemieux?  If they did that, anybody that thinks they have no realistic chance of winning it all that was a 3 seed or worse (presumably the ones in the "play-in" round) could cut bait quickly after their 1st game.  1/2 of them would only need to tank 2-3 more games to have top 11 odds.

Doing that would be even more suspect than the decision to arbitrarily keep the bottom 2 Co ference seeds wildcards but not getting everybody up to the same # of games played.  Sabres win their 2 games in hand & they're in the playoffs.  Or if they go top 6 in a division, they're in.  Either way, give us the MFin' Loafs.

That's the exact reason it drives me mad anytime I hear someone suggest that the draft lottery odds should be flipping, giving the greatest chance to the team with the best record.  You'd see a whole new kind of tanking that is far worse for the so called integrity of the game, teams throwing in the towel on a playoff race.  In a McDavid year, I'm sure there are plenty of teams who would rather have that 20% chance at him instead of the very last playoff spot.

Blah blah blah, players won't try to lose.  That doesn't matter.  Management will find ways around that.

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Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) Tweeted:
5 minutes until Commissioner announcement on @Sportsnet. Most unique part will be explanation of the lottery. There is talk of it being “multi-faceted,” and allows for possibility it may need to be done on more than one occasion if one of the 8 play-in losers gets the pick.

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So, the Sabres have a 6.5% chance of moving to the top slot & at least a 24.5% chance of moving down (not feeling like figuring out their odds of having a team behind them win the 2nd or 3rd draft if they don't win the 1st one, but that's the odds a nearly- playoff team gets the top pick).

So, expect Buffalo to draft 8th.  Yea us. <_< 

And for each pick that gets won by slots 8-15, the remaining 8 teams that nearly made the playoffs each have an equal chance of winning the supplemental lottery(lotteries).

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 Already said this in another thread, but this is BS.  Either a team is in the lottery, or they are in the playoffs.  You can’t be part of both. 
 

The NHL continues to be a 2nd rate league 

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On 5/25/2020 at 3:48 PM, Taro T said:

Purely a guess, but expect only the 7 non-qualifiers to be in the lottery if it gets held before the expanded playoff tourney even starts.  Would expect that everybody can move up to 1-3, but that team 31 (Detroit?, it's been so long, don't even remember nor care who else was where) has significantly increased odds of staying where they are.

Expect the rest of the draft works similar to the existing format with teams either getting slotted in after the 1st 3 rounds are complete (maybe  reseed it after each new playoff round to keep the Loafs from having a fairly poor draft slot even though Moe-ray-all embarrasses them in the opening round ;)) & then the Conference Finalists & SC Finalists get the last 4 picks.

So, in your scenario, Buffalo picks 1st & the Habs pick 31st. 😉

It makes no sense to me whatsoever that Detroit should benefit from this. Why?

So, are 1-3 up for grabs or just 1? Odds for the 8 teams that make the "playoffs" are the same as last year, they just can't win #1?

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