Originally Posted by Bnhershy
I've thought about the loser tourney before, but the main issue with it is that it punishes the legitimately awful teams which is contrary to the purpose of the draft lottery.
While both systems discourage tanking to a certain extent, only the lottery helps the teams that need it most
You also should consider that a teams placement isn't an indication of how they're playing at that time. Most recent example of course being LA last year. Columbus was rolling at the end of last year as well. Great idea.
F: Huberdeau, Hall, Paciorietty, Spezza, Galchenyuk Grandlund, Baertschi, kassian, kreider, etem, Downie
D: Karlsson, Subban,doughty, Pronger, Pitkanen
G: Schneider, Hiller, Dubnyk /A-1 pt Win-2pts Shutouts- 5pts(2+3) PIM- .25pts
Top 13 count in scoring(4 d, 1 g, 7 fwd, 1 next highest scoring skater)