NHL Thread: 24 team playoff? Sure.

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  1. 34

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    If we don’t lose the last game of the season, we’re picking 2nd and 3rd. Can’t complain about where we landed though, but would have been nice
     
  2. IHHH

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    you did it the ottawa way, sometimes it doesn’t work out
     
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  3. CF3234

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    Giving up on them after a few years of pain? Weak shit.
     
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  4. Mix

    Mix I deserve to be blown before the Jacuzzi
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    So can we get the top pick if we lose to MTL?
     
  5. Truman

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    yup
     
  6. IHHH

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    Yes, in exchange for malkin or Crosby
     
  7. IHHH

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    that would be hilarious
     
  8. Mix

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    Fuck yeah lets lose. This cup is always gonna have an asterisk next to it anyhow.
     
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  9. IHHH

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    Loser attitude
     
  10. The Banks

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    Should redo the lottery, imo.
     
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  11. CF3234

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    They will. With teams 8-15
     
  12. Champ

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    Fuck off, Tampa.
     
  13. Champ

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    That’s fucking bullshit.
     
  14. Champ

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    Their 25 years playoff streak ended just three years ago. Bad is pretty low on the list of things I feel for them.
     
  15. Champ

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    With no regard for the regular season. Ridiculous.
     
  16. CF3234

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    It’s the only way. If not, the pick has to go to the team that actually won the lotto last night. The predators who were team E
     
  17. enjj

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    Both Detroit and Ottawa have watched their teams drop from a great spot in the lottery to a less envious spot in the draft. Sens have dropped 2/3 places in each of the last 3 lotteries. Sometimes a team gets fortunate and drafts a better player at 4 or 5 than had they remained at 1/2, and sometimes they don’t.
    Either way the Sens are going to have a great draft.
     
  18. enjj

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    Still don’t think playoff teams should have a shot at the lottery, but the heavy hitters in the league spoke up and got things changed.
     
  19. teel

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    More whining from the little caesar’s gang? I’m shocked! #bringpridebacktothewingedwheel
     
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  20. Champ

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    Picks 8-16 should have been in the lotto with normal odds and teams 8-16 should have been settled by regular season points from the eliminated teams.
     
  21. Champ

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    Don’t get me wrong it sucks for the Sens. I just don’t feel bad for the Wings.
     
  22. Champ

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    “Playoffs”

    Edit: Teams like Montreal and Chicago were only in the playoffs so teams like Ottawa and Florida don’t fold. Get out of here with that line of thought. Habs were 10 points out with 10 more games to go, had two 8 games losing streak, lost 4 times to the Wings, yet shouldn’t have a shot at the lottery?
     
  23. enjj

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    Are all teams participating? Are the teams playing all other teams, or just one in a best of series? Are teams eliminated if the other team wins 3 games? Are stats being kept?

    My friend, you’ve got yourself a playoff.
     
  24. Champ

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    By that same logic, it’s a partial extension of the cut short regular season against one particular team.
     
  25. CF3234

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    Fuck that too many races within a point or two of each other.
     
  26. CF3234

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    You literally still have a shot in the lottery because of this format. If it was a standard lotto, you lost yesterday. The order would be Nashville, LA, Ottawa
     
  27. DeToxRox

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    We all know Carey Price is stealing this play in round.
     
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  28. enjj

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    Assume Laf and the two C’s are taken top 3... what should Detroit do?

    From what I gather LA will take Stutzle.
     
  29. DeToxRox

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    I go back and forth on it but I think Rossi, Perfetti or Raymond. Next year has a lot of high end D so I don’t think I would go with Drysdale, but I don’t hate it.
     
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  30. miles

    miles All I know is my gut says, maybe
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  31. zeberdee

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    pretty high variance dataset there.
     
  32. IHHH

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    i would be pissed too if my team went up 11 spots just to draft Nolan Patrick and pass on Miro heiskanen, cale makar and elias pettersson
     
  33. zeberdee

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    who is pissed?
     
  34. IHHH

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    just messing with you a little.
     
  35. The Banks

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    I would assume Flyers fans for that regrettable pick.
     
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  36. IHHH

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    i thought I came up with a solid burn, imagine makar with provorov.

    that would be magical.
     
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  37. IHHH

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    That duo would only be topped by sergachev and Webber right now in a perfect world


    :facepalm:
     
  38. DeToxRox

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    Wrong thread
     
  39. DeToxRox

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  43. CF3234

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    At this point, that's the best option. We are doing a shit tier job of containing this. Though I'm not sure how easy it will be to maintain a bubble in two hockey crazy cities. Can absolutely see fans congregating around the arenas all day hoping to see players or whatever.
     
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  44. DeToxRox

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    It’ll be super easy to keep players bored in Edmonton.
     
  45. The Banks

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    Calgary and Winnipeg ought to be the best options if that’s what they’re going for.
     
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  46. Lenin

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    YEAH FUCK YOU AMERICA YOU PIECE OF SHIT COUNTRY

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  47. enjj

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    Pretty sure bonus money isn’t part of escrow. That’s gotta piss off the majority of players who will be losing a big chunk of their paycheques only to see the high end guys get all their pay. Wonder if that changes...
     
  48. DeToxRox

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    I hate this
     
  49. DeToxRox

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