I don't like teams tanking to get high picks. The Caps did it to get Ovechkin and the Pens tanked to get Malkin and Crosby. What if the NHL changed it so the 1st overall team in the standings got the 1st overall pick? It would make the regular season more interesting, that's for sure. I believe teams, like the Wings, should be rewarded for being successful not punished. Eliminate the tanking and reward winning. Just an idea. I know it will never happen.
They didn't tank. They were just bad. And Crosby was drafted by a pick that all 30 teams had an equal chance to get.
Point is: The draft is the best way for teams to rebuild. Argue about the salary cap causing false parity all you want, but it would be ridiculous to think the league would be better off by giving lottery picks to the top teams in the league. Those teams are already rewarded by, you know, winning and having success.
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