Originally Posted by StuperousFunker
I was just reading an article on Puck Daddy about the positives for Columbus on having the ASG postponed, and there's this:
I don't recall how the last draft worked following the lockout, was it a straight random lottery or was it weighted with the standings of the previous season? It'd be a silver lining in this whole schmozzle if my Leafs are poised to get another high pick without having to watch them suck hard to earn it.
It was something like each team had 3 balls put into the barrel and then one was removed for making the playoffs or winning the cup or drafting 1st overall (or all three). The draw was done from the remaining balls and Bettman read out Pittsburgh's name while winking at Mario and flipping off Gretzky. And thus Cindy Crysby became a Penguin.
Note: above synopsis may be devoid of facts