You guys got screwed, IMO.
The lottery is the thing that bothers me the most and makes the least amount of sense to me. Conduct the lottery among the 7 non-playoff teams and be done with it.I was more thinking about how they have the lottery set up. It would be crazy unfair if the Rangers advanced and had a shot at a lottery pick with your first rounder when you were firmly in a playoff spot at the end of the year.
I actually agree - it's the most fair.The lottery is the thing that bothers me the most and makes the least amount of sense to me. Conduct the lottery among the 7 non-playoff teams and be done with it.
Thanks.You’re welcome. I was watching on TV, my wife was watching on the NHL website in another room and lobbing questions at me while I was trying to simultaneously listen and type.
The best of 5 refers to all series before the conference finals, as does completing in “about” 1 month (I missed the about part). The only series length set in stone is the qualifying round at best of 5. The next 2 rounds are TBD. With no travel, and every team playing every other day, it’s doable in about 1 month.
Classic NHL ... create a problem and then twist yourself into a pretzel trying to solve the problem that you made for yourself for no reason.The lottery is the thing that bothers me the most and makes the least amount of sense to me. Conduct the lottery among the 7 non-playoff teams and be done with it.
On the flip side, it’s possible that the Canes don’t get a first round pick.on the bright side look what happened last time Canes were in the lottery
Considering the eight teams who fail to win their best-of-five playoff qualification series will all be granted equal odds — 12.5 per cent — of securing the No. 1, 2 or 3 choice in the 2020 draft, that does seem like a real risk for the Canes to lose out entirely this year on a first round pick.On the flip side, it’s possible that the Canes don’t get a first round pick.
Here is how that could happen. If the Canes lose to the Rangers, they go into the lottery. If the Leafs lose to the Jackets, they go into the lottery. We traded a first rounder to the Rangers for Skjei; they get the lower of our pick or Toronto’s. We have Toronto’s 1st round pick from the Marleau trade but it’s top 10 protected. If both the Canes and Leafs hit the lottery and end up in the top 10, the Rangers get our first rounder from the Skjei trade, the Leafs get to keep their pick, we get their 2021 1st rounder and don’t have a 1st rounder this year.
So your saying there basically is a 1 in 4 chance of one of the eight play-in losers striking gold at the "chance" of securing the first overall pick, but then "if" that happens, the odds are equal at 12.5% of any of those 8 play-in losers to secure a top 3 pick with a 3% chance of winning the first overall pick? So 24.5% odds in the first phase is still pretty solid odds to see something funky go on with the draft order.The 8 teams that lose the play-in round don't have a 12.5% chance at 1, 2, or 3. For the first overall pick, its 24.5% that one of the 8 play-in losers end up with the first overall pick. If that happens, then each of the 8 play-in losers have an equal 12.5% chance of getting that pick.
In the end that comes out a to just a 3% chance that one of the 8 play-in losers ends up with the 1st overall pick. You got to hit the 24.5% chance first, and then hit the 12.5% chance after that. The odds will be slightly better for a play-in team to end up with the 2nd or 3rd overall pick, but not by much.