Im pretty sure your also wrong Halladay lol......Going by the last lockout (04-05) It went by teams being assigned between 1 and 3 balls based on there playoff appearences in the past few yrs, and also 1st overall picks would come into play.....so doubtful EDM would get anymore than one ball.
Im pretty sure thats how it went but if anyone else knows exactly how that draft went then please clear it up!
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I think this is interesting since I am going to be in the draft. I'm projected as a 5th rounder!!
They'll "give" it to either Lemieux or to the Maple Leafs.
Just kidding, but the Leafs are the team losing the most money due to this lockout and they were very vocal about that during the last lockout.
give it to the devils
apparently we have no fan support and are in debt :P
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As a lockout cancelled the games of the 2004–05 NHL season, the draft order was determined by lottery on July 22, 2005. Teams were assigned 1 to 3 balls based on their playoff appearances and first overall draft picks from the past three years. According to the draft order, the selection worked its way up to 30 as usual; then instead of repeating the order as in past years, the draft "snaked" back down to the team with the first pick. Therefore the team with the first pick overall would not pick again until the 60th pick. The team with the 30th pick would also get the 31st pick. The new CBA reduced the draft to seven rounds in length, compared to nine rounds in years past.
Long story short, The leafs wont be losing nearly as much money as some other teams with less fortunate owners.
As for the draft question, every team gets 3 balls. One ball is taken away if a team has made the playoffs in the last three years (one max) and the same happens if a team has picked first in the same time period. I made a post going into further detail about where each team ranked. Interestingly, the pens had the 1st overall pick in 2003 (MA Fleury) but i don`t think that counted because they got that pick from Florida. Whatever it was rigged anyway...
Just give the first pick to the Penguins again
Something I just thought about...The Blue Jackets have the Rangers and Kings 1st round picks for the 2013 draft. It's never gonna happen, but just imagine if they got the top 3 picks or even 3 top-10 picks.
if your a leafs fan you prey there is no season. I think there is only 4 or 5 teams that would have as many balls as the Leafs