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Prediction Time: Who wins the lottery for Lafrenier?

Aug 6 at 12:31
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Just like the title said, who do you guys think will realistically win the lottery for him? Do you think a team that could be a 80 point team decides to tank for him instead? My prediction: Ottawa tanks gets the worst record in hockey yet again and gets rewarded with the 4th selection, 3rd selection goes to the Kings to keep them somewhat relevant. 2nd selection goes to Vancouver, and with the First selection Montreal Canadiens. Makes too much sense for the team hosting in a huge market, where a team hasnt really been great for a few years now. gets rewarded.
Aug 6 at 12:32
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Aug 6 at 12:38
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the Oilers. duh.

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Aug 6 at 12:40
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idk chicagos team actually looks like it can possibly contend for the playoffs. you think they jump like i have montreal jumping?
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Aug 6 at 12:41
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the Oilers. duh.

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If the oilers get lafreniere and mcdavid that will be an insane amount of talent they would have for the next 10+ years and they still wouldnt be able to win a cup lol.
Aug 6 at 12:50
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If the oilers get lafreniere and mcdavid that will be an insane amount of talent they would have for the next 10+ years and they still wouldnt be able to win a cup lol.
admittedly, Chiarelli's not running that team anymore, and Ken Holland's not nearly as dumb. if he's smart, he'll get Dave Tippett to tell Draisaitl to get over not being able to play with McDavid all the time and center his own 2nd line, 'cause they're not gonna pay him $8.5M/year to be a glorified winger. they might actually be a respectable team.
Aug 6 at 12:54
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admittedly, Chiarelli's not running that team anymore, and Ken Holland's not nearly as dumb. if he's smart, he'll get Dave Tippett to tell Draisaitl to get over not being able to play with McDavid all the time and center his own 2nd line, 'cause they're not gonna pay him $8.5M/year to be a glorified winger. they might actually be a respectable team.


If chiarelli takes over the wild, my prediction becomes wild and not montreal lol.
Aug 6 at 1:02
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If chiarelli takes over the wild, my prediction becomes wild and not montreal lol.
darn, I was gonna make that joke in my previous post and forgot lmao
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Aug 6 at 2:20
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Anaheim
Aug 6 at 2:22
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Edmonton
Aug 6 at 4:14
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Used a simulator based off of my most recent predictions (things have changes since then though) and it goes:
1. Montreal
2. Buffalo
3. Minnesota
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Aug 6 at 4:15
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It's kind of a weird debate though ... it's basically asking: "who do you think finishes last?"

Now, i know there's a less than 1/5 chance of the last place team winning the lottery, but it's all luck ... so, the easy guess would be whoever you have finishing last ... who do i actually think is most likely? Ottawa, because i have them finishing last.
Aug 6 at 4:17
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Quoting: hanson493
Just like the title said, who do you guys think will realistically win the lottery for him? Do you think a team that could be a 80 point team decides to tank for him instead? My prediction: Ottawa tanks gets the worst record in hockey yet again and gets rewarded with the 4th selection, 3rd selection goes to the Kings to keep them somewhat relevant. 2nd selection goes to Vancouver, and with the First selection Montreal Canadiens. Makes too much sense for the team hosting in a huge market, where a team hasnt really been great for a few years now. gets rewarded.


When you say it "makes too much sense" for Montreal to win it because they're hosting the draft and he is a French-Canadian (I know you didn't mention this but whatever) are you saying you don't think they do a real lottery? Not this again, please ... no, Gary Bettman and the NHL don't decide on a winner. There is an actual lottery. That's the only thing you could be saying here.
Aug 6 at 4:19
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It's kind of a weird debate though ... it's basically asking: "who do you think finishes last?"

Now, i know there's a less than 1/5 chance of the last place team winning the lottery, but it's all luck ... so, the easy guess would be whoever you have finishing last ... who do i actually think is most likely? Ottawa, because i have them finishing last.


Right but i cant see the league rewarding melnyk for circumventing the CBA like he is. He will probably end up with the lowest pick he can get which i believe is 4th pick
Aug 6 at 4:21
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When you say it "makes too much sense" for Montreal to win it because they're hosting the draft and he is a French-Canadian (I know you didn't mention this but whatever) are you saying you don't think they do a real lottery? Not this again, please ... no, Gary Bettman and the NHL don't decide on a winner. There is an actual lottery. That's the only thing you could be saying here.


league says coincidence, everyone else cries conspiracy. I just wouldnt be shocked if that happened is all. Wouldnt be shocked in the slightest.
Aug 6 at 4:26
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Right but i cant see the league rewarding melnyk for circumventing the CBA like he is. He will probably end up with the lowest pick he can get which i believe is 4th pick


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league says coincidence, everyone else cries conspiracy. I just wouldnt be shocked if that happened is all. Wouldnt be shocked in the slightest.


Give me one good reason you think the lottery is rigged.
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Aug 6 at 4:30
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Give me one good reason you think the lottery is rigged.
it's clearly rigged for Taylor Hall lmao
Aug 6 at 4:38
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it's clearly rigged for Taylor Hall lmao


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Aug 6 at 4:51
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Give me one good reason you think the lottery is rigged.


dont need to, im not saying it is or it isnt. but when montreal wins at home. remember i said they win lol. "coincidence"
Aug 6 at 5:14
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dont need to, im not saying it is or it isnt. but when montreal wins at home. remember i said they win lol. "coincidence"


So, you're saying IF it's rigged, Montreal wins, correct? Or are you saying they will finish last, too?
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Aug 7 at 9:34
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
So, you're saying IF it's rigged, Montreal wins, correct? Or are you saying they will finish last, too?


correct, montreal will not finish last, i think they will be a bubble team again. but miss the playoffs.
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Aug 7 at 9:48
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it's rigged if ottawa wins
Aug 7 at 9:51
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it's rigged if ottawa wins


i just dont see them letting ottawa win it lol. Gary Bettman back stage "MAKE SURE OTTAWA HAS THE 4 SPOT. I DONT CARE HOW MANY TRIES IT TAKES, MAKE IT HAPPEN!"
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Aug 7 at 10:26
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i just dont see them letting ottawa win it lol. Gary Bettman back stage "MAKE SURE OTTAWA HAS THE 4 SPOT. I DONT CARE HOW MANY TRIES IT TAKES, MAKE IT HAPPEN!"


As the Senators' representative is standing there?
 
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