Jump to content
The Official Site of the Vancouver Canucks
Canucks Community

2016 NHL Lottery Simulator - Barely Miss the Playoffs? You could be rewarded a top-3 pick!

Recommended Posts


This is similar to the NBA system, in which the dead-last team has won the draft lottery 3 times in the past 25 years.

No coincidence this system, after some changes to this past lottery, comes into effect for a draft year that's one of the strongest ever. Nobody cared when the top pick was The Nuge and Yak.

But the question is if a team like LA or Boston wins the lottery, is this system really an improvement?

If there's a thread already about this with the 2016 lottery similator, then yay.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Personally I would love to see a mini tourney of teams that miss the playoffs play for the first overall pick with reverse home ice rules to the playoffs (ie:last place team always gets home ice). It would be fun to see a team earn the pick rather than tanking on purpose to "win" the pick. Tourney aside I have no problem seeing teams that fight to get the playoffs but just miss, rather than give up 2/3 into the season have a decent chance at the draft pick. The tanking that took place by teams like the Sabres, Coyotes, Leafs and Oilers this year was embarassing for the NHL.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...