Anyone else sick of teams like the Oilers being rewarded while teams that are constantly good like Detroit are forced to retool with late round picks? I understand the current system was developed in order to create more parity and fairness, but with the salary cap now in place I think we have enough parity already. In fact I'm kind of sick of pariaty myself. Anyone else miss the old dynasty day's of the Oilers, Isles or even the Wings. It was fun to watch teams try and match up against those giants and see if they could pull off an upset.
My proposal is that we keep the draft lottery system but reverse the odds. That way teams that just barely miss the playoffs get the best chance at the number 1 pick. Consider this a sort of constilation prize for teams that come close but just miss the playoffs. This new system will provide all teams with an incentive to keep winning all year making the regular season way more interesting to watch for fans of all teams. Plus under this system you won't see GMs like Tamby rewarded with a contract extension after finishing last or near last year years in a row.
End rant. What do you think?
Edited by Langdon Algur, 26 November 2012 - 12:50 PM.