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#1 jollymania

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:22 PM

Bjs have no luck whatsoever.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:23 PM

I had a good chuckle at that. Edmonton 3 years in a row.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:24 PM

I feel bad for the Blue Jackets. Sheesh the Oilers. If they can't do something with 3 number picks then they should definitely give it up.

I would actually like to see the picking of the balls rather then the way they do it.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

Columbus should be banished from the league after this season. So hilarious.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:29 PM

"Edmonton model? My ass!"
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:30 PM

f*** the oilers. this should be their last chance at a top 5 pick and then they can f*** off.

Is there a kickstarter campaign for Jakub Kindl to never play another NHL game?


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:31 PM

You shouldn't be able to pick #1 2 years in a row or more. I think it's BS that teams get good from consecutive number 1 overall picks (see the penguins).

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:34 PM

Edmonton seems to have found the secret for "winning" this. Now all that have to do is figure how to keep their picks healthy.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:39 PM

Rofl i couldn't believe it when they announced Edmonton.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:42 PM

edmonton should gtfo and trade MPS for something to help their D so they can play half decent D. like seriously they have 3 lines now of forwards that are young and first round picks. why the f*** would you not work on the D other than to tank and pick up more pieces. They already have the young offensive talent now to trade for a solid Dman but they are getting greedy now.

Is there a kickstarter campaign for Jakub Kindl to never play another NHL game?


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:47 PM

edmonton should gtfo and trade MPS for something to help their D so they can play half decent D. like seriously they have 3 lines now of forwards that are young and first round picks. why the f*** would you not work on the D other than to tank and pick up more pieces. They already have the young offensive talent now to trade for a solid Dman but they are getting greedy now.


Oh well let them play with s***ty D and wait a few years when they can only afford half the young guys they have. I do think that it is stupid of them to have not picked up an elite d-man tho. I guess they will address that next year when they win the lottery again. TOTAL BS!




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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:53 PM

wow....the Fail for Nail campaign backfired.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:55 PM

Edmonton is pulling a Pittsburgh against us. I believe in a few years they will be presented the Clarence in our arena.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:33 PM

Sucks to be the Blue Jackets. Oilers definitely building the same way Pittsburgh did, and its a bit irritating to watch. Play s***ty enough for 3 years, and you'll be a contender in 5 years (unless you have equally s***ty lottery luck :P). I don't know what the alternative is, but kind of silly to think that the worst teams in the league - which ironically are there in the first place due to poor drafting and development - will always have a brighter future than bubble teams who compete and tread water.

Could the lottery be expanded, with similar scaling of odds, to include teams finishing 30-20 in points? That way, at least a bubble team that had a good showing, like Colorado or Winnipeg, can have a slim shot at obtaining a franchise-changing player that could propel them from mediocrity to contention in a single year, instead of allowing a team like Pittsburgh or Edmonton to go belly up for a half-decade, stockpile high picks, and be granted the 180 degree turnaround by default.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:48 PM

Sucks to be the Blue Jackets. Oilers definitely building the same way Pittsburgh did, and its a bit irritating to watch. Play s***ty enough for 3 years, and you'll be a contender in 5 years (unless you have equally s***ty lottery luck :P). I don't know what the alternative is, but kind of silly to think that the worst teams in the league - which ironically are there in the first place due to poor drafting and development - will always have a brighter future than bubble teams who compete and tread water.

Could the lottery be expanded, with similar scaling of odds, to include teams finishing 30-20 in points? That way, at least a bubble team that had a good showing, like Colorado or Winnipeg, can have a slim shot at obtaining a franchise-changing player that could propel them from mediocrity to contention in a single year, instead of allowing a team like Pittsburgh or Edmonton to go belly up for a half-decade, stockpile high picks, and be granted the 180 degree turnaround by default.


I agree with this. And it should also be a reduction in your percent chance if you already picked first the year before. i remember (maybe) a year where chicago moved up from 5th to 1st pick in the lottery and took kane? Thats kinda bulls***, all teams should get a chance (even if slim) to grab a good pick.

Is there a kickstarter campaign for Jakub Kindl to never play another NHL game?


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:46 PM

f*** the oilers. this should be their last chance at a top 5 pick and then they can f*** off.



Seriously though! Whats the longest run for teams winning the lottery?
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#17 b.shanafan14

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:06 PM

Seriously though! Whats the longest run for teams winning the lottery?

Quebec Nordiques also won 3 years straight from 1989-1991, winning the Cup 5 years later after moving to Colorado. Interestingly enough, they made more hay from trading the players they picked 1st overall than they got from the players themselves. Their 1st overalls from 1989-1991 were Mats Sundin (traded to Toronto in 1994), Owen Nolan (traded for Sandis Ozolinsh in the franchises first season in Denver), and Eric Lindros (who forced them to trade his rights, nabbing them Peter Forsberg, Chris Simon, Mike Ricci, Steve Duchesne, and two 1st rounders), respectively.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:01 AM

Something tells me they'll choose forward again. Yakupov :) This guy models his game after "good conadian boys", "plays inspiring hockey" and unfortunately can't keep his head up just like Taylor Hall.
Sweet. This dude was brought here for one reason, to punch people in the head - every other thing that he can do, other Wings can do better. I like that we have a head-puncher. The league has other, better head-punchers, but this one is ours. Better than nothing. Good work, Kenny!

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:13 AM

Wouldn't be surprised if they trade the pick for a good already established top #1D guy.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:22 AM

I think this actually helps Columbus. I thnk over the long run Grigorenko may turn out to be a better player than Yakupov, the same way Malkin has eclipsed Ovechkin and Seguin seems to be overtaking Hall. Unless there is a big difference between players, I'd rather go for the centre anyway.





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