Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Crosby lottery proposal to be discussed?

If NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has his way, this year's NHL draft will be based on past history, reports the Edmonton Sun.
Sources told the Sun that Bettman will convince the board of governors to adopt a system for the draft that will be based on how teams finished over the course of the last three years.

The lottery system, simply, would be a team gets a ball for every year it has missed the playoffs in the past three years. Therefore, teams such as the New York Rangers would get three balls, whereas teams such as Edmonton would receive two for missing the playoffs twice.
Every team would be guaranteed at least one ball in the draft so everyone has a small chance at landing the big prize Sidney Crosby.

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