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Jay Greenberg
Joined: 09.29.2017

Jun 30 @ 9:17 AM ET
Jay Greenberg: You Can's Draw a Championship
scol354412
Joined: 02.11.2015

Jun 30 @ 11:53 AM ET
And how is fixing an already bad lottery system good for business?
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Jun 30 @ 12:44 PM ET
Jay Greenberg: You Can's Draw a Championship
- Jay Greenberg
Well it sure would've been nice for the Red Wings to have a chance of drafting Ovechkin, Malkin, Crosby, Lecavalier, Hedman, Kane or Joe Thornton back in the day when they were winning Stanley Cups and President's trophies.

So why did the Penguins, Caps, Lightning, Hawks and Bruins deserve to draft those players? Maybe Mario Lemieux should've been drafted by the Oilers in 1984? Would you rather create a Super Elite NHL of the top 8 teams and screw everyone else?

You want to reward current successful teams who built their rosters by tanking who went on to win Stanley Cups and/or draft franchise players. But you'd like to punish current bad teams who tanked because you don't like it. Quite hypocritical. Your argument is ridiculous.

Wouldn't it have just been easier for you to say that you hate the Detroit Red Wings? And that you're happy the NHL served them a warm sandwich? MLB and the NFL don't have a draft lottery. It seems to work for them. Do you really believe what happened on Friday is any better? It's embarrassing. The NIL. No Integrity League.
scol354412
Joined: 02.11.2015

Jun 30 @ 1:49 PM ET
The draft process seems to work for the NFL and MLB as teams all get a chance to draft in order and there are no questions or shady, behind the scenes picks made. All teams go thru a down cycle, even in the largest of the markets, but if the NIL is going to stack the deck, then there is little hope for the teams that need a kick start.
No longer a fan of the NHL and its WWF mentality as I now believe its all fixed from the start to finish...
jmatchett383
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Newark, DE
Joined: 03.09.2010

Jun 30 @ 4:00 PM ET
Well it sure would've been nice for the Red Wings to have a chance of drafting Ovechkin, Malkin, Crosby, Lecavalier, Hedman, Kane or Joe Thornton back in the day when they were winning Stanley Cups and President's trophies.

So why did the Penguins, Caps, Lightning, Hawks and Bruins deserve to draft those players? Maybe Mario Lemieux should've been drafted by the Oilers in 1984? Would you rather create a Super Elite NHL of the top 8 teams and screw everyone else?

You want to reward current successful teams who built their rosters by tanking who went on to win Stanley Cups and/or draft franchise players. But you'd like to punish current bad teams who tanked because you don't like it. Quite hypocritical. Your argument is ridiculous.

Wouldn't it have just been easier for you to say that you hate the Detroit Red Wings? And that you're happy the NHL served them a warm sandwich? MLB and the NFL don't have a draft lottery. It seems to work for them. Do you really believe what happened on Friday is any better? It's embarrassing. The NIL. No Integrity League.

- gergeswillems


I'm in favor of a 31 (soon to be 32) team lottery where every team has 1 pick and you draw ping pong balls in ascending order for 31 to 1. It ensures no tanking and makes it fair for everyone. Each team would get the first pick, on average, once every 32 years. If you're a good team and you win the lottery, you could be adding a Sidney Crosby, or you could be adding a Patrick Stefan. It's fair.
Hesh_
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 07.29.2013

Jul 3 @ 6:28 PM ET
I'm in favor of a 31 (soon to be 32) team lottery where every team has 1 pick and you draw ping pong balls in ascending order for 31 to 1. It ensures no tanking and makes it fair for everyone. Each team would get the first pick, on average, once every 32 years. If you're a good team and you win the lottery, you could be adding a Sidney Crosby, or you could be adding a Patrick Stefan. It's fair.
- jmatchett383


mmm, I get what you’re saying, but I have a feeling that you’re aware that’s not how stats work exactly
DonCherries
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 06.12.2019

Jul 4 @ 4:57 PM ET
Montreal a "MID SIZE MARKET" what the fvck are you smoking?
Jay Greenberg
Joined: 09.29.2017

Monday @ 9:48 AM ET
Montreal's 4.1 million metro population places it 12th among the 32 (counting Seattle) NHL markets. That is the middle third.
Hesh_
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 07.29.2013

Tuesday @ 3:36 AM ET
Montreal's 4.1 million metro population places it 12th among the 32 (counting Seattle) NHL markets. That is the middle third.
- Jay Greenberg

Yeah, it’s the metro area that’s key, there. Montreal has a much bigger downtown than say, DC or Boston, and it’s similar in size to Philly, but once you take into consideration the densely populated suburbs some areas have, it slips down the ladder a little.
DonCherries
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 06.12.2019

Tuesday @ 6:36 PM ET
Population doesn't matter, ATTENDANCE and REVENUE does for league. In those areas do you still consider them MID SIZE?
DonCherries
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 06.12.2019

Tuesday @ 6:40 PM ET
Montreal's 4.1 million metro population places it 12th among the 32 (counting Seattle) NHL markets. That is the middle third.
- Jay Greenberg


Atlanta's metro population of 5.8 million proves your point....it was such a bigger market than Montreal! 😂😂😂