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Draft Lottery Winner

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:03 am
by rockalt
So in all likelihood the Canucks will not win the draft lottery and we'll be stuck watching some other team elated to be picking the generational talent that is Rasmus Dahlin.

I doubt many on here will be crushed if we lose the lottery as the odds are slim but personally I can think of a few teams winning which would really annoy me. So I have two questions for you:

1) Which team winning the lottery would annoy you the most? (See poll)
2) Do you have an irrational hunch of who you expect to win?


Personally I'll be fine with several teams winning the lottery, particularly Buffalo or Arizona. I don't feel bad for them but to those who complain the Canucks need some draft luck, I would counter Buffalo and Arizona have been unluckier.

So for me the answer (in order) is clear:

Who would I hate to see win?

Chicago

This is the nightmare scenario and about as likely to happen as the Canucks winning. All that winning, one off year and then bam, they land the most highly touted defenceman in a decade! Not that Rasmus Dahlin will solve their cap problems but won't surprise me to see them re-emerge as cup contenders as a result of it. The rivalry has faded but they are still the team I would hate to see win the most. Not even close really.

Edmonton

For obvious reasons. Simply ridiculous if they somehow win this thing again. Just because they have endured incompetent management over a decade does not mean they deserve so many number 1 picks! I doubt they win the lottery for number 1 but I wouldn't be surprised to see them win the number 2 or 3 spot.

Detroit

I don't really have anything against Detroit but they've already had Lidstrom. I don't want to see them walk away with Dahlin for that reason. I have zero problem with them winning number 2 or 3 but something about number 1 would not sit right.

Who do I think will win?

Detroit. Obviously unpredictable but I have a feeling they will be the lucky winners come April 28th.

Re: Draft Lottery Winner

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:53 am
by Cornuck
There's a lot of hockey hate to go around, but when it comes to the lottery... there's one name: Edmonton.

Re: Draft Lottery Winner

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:59 am
by dangler
April 28 in Toronto.

Edmonton,closely followed by Buffalo

Re: Draft Lottery Winner

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:51 am
by ESQ
I'm with you on Chicago.

Edmonton at least is punished by constant sucknig.

If Chicago misses the playoffs once in a decade and walks away with #1 (with the 8th-best odds), I'm calling it a fix.

Re: Draft Lottery Winner

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:19 am
by rats19
Edfuckingcago...

Re: Draft Lottery Winner

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:50 am
by sk8er
I voted Edmonton because they are the reason the lottery even exists. All those number one picks and they still suck. Next would be Buffalo, because they bested us once and I have a long memory .
who do I think will win????? Montreal.........

Re: Draft Lottery Winner

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:02 am
by Chef Boi RD
One team behind the Canucks will jump us, knocking us down to 7th. Buffalo won't win the Rasmus Dahlin sweepstakes, it will be a team that will be extremely irritating for Canuck fans like the Oilers

Re: Draft Lottery Winner

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:39 am
by Doyle Hargraves
Vancouver is going to win. Need some good luck for a change. Lost the 70 lottery, Stanley Cups in 94 and 20111 that were there for the taking. Fucked up countelss high draft picks and been saddled with horrible management for much of the teams 48 years and made quite possibly the worst trade ever in NHL history.

We are owed..... big time

Re: Draft Lottery Winner

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:58 am
by rats19
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:39 am
Vancouver is going to win. Need some good luck for a change. Lost the 70 lottery, Stanley Cups in 94 and 20111 that were there for the taking. Fucked up countelss high draft picks and been saddled with horrible management for much of the teams 48 years and made quite possibly the worst trade ever in NHL history.

We are owed..... big time
How deserving and how sweet would that be Blob..

Re: Draft Lottery Winner

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:10 am
by Chef Boi RD
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:39 am
Vancouver is going to win. Need some good luck for a change. Lost the 70 lottery, Stanley Cups in 94 and 20111 that were there for the taking. Fucked up countelss high draft picks and been saddled with horrible management for much of the teams 48 years and made quite possibly the worst trade ever in NHL history.

We are owed..... big time
Call me a skeptic, Canucks lottery history backs me on this, I won't be tuning in this time for the simple reason - I already know the outcome. Best case scenario we remain at 6, but you know damn well someone is going to jump us in one of the 3 lotteries. Just hope it's not 3 teams like last year, if so, hope Jimbro pulls another Pettersson out of a hat

Re: Draft Lottery Winner

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:14 pm
by Cherry Picker
I’d most hate to see Buffalo win. I think they are the only team with ownership and management purposefully tanking, I don’t want that rewarded.

100% Edmonton is winning this, just because it will piss-off the most people. The Hockey Gods have a cruel sense of humour.

I fear too much for Dahlin’s future if the Canucks win. If they won, something tragic would happen to him early in his career. I wouldn’t wish that on the kid. It’s best to just hope for a great pick later in the draft. The Hockey Gods seem to allow this. I have no explanation why.

If the Canucks can’t win, I’d like to see the Flames win because they sent their pick to the Islanders. I like to say I wouldn’t wish such twisted cruelty on my worst enemy, but that wouldn’t be entirely true.

Re: Draft Lottery Winner

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:47 am
by ukcanuck
I’m bitter enough that I hate that list in its entirety. That can all go fuck themselves.

Re: Draft Lottery Winner

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:35 am
by Aaronp18
ukcanuck wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:47 am
I’m bitter enough that I hate that list in its entirety. That can all go fuck themselves.
Ding Ding

Honestly I think the one team I may be able to tolerate is the Islanders with Calgary's pick out of sure spite for the Flames.

Re: Draft Lottery Winner

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:25 am
by rats19
Aaronp18 wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:35 am
ukcanuck wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:47 am
I’m bitter enough that I hate that list in its entirety. That can all go fuck themselves.
Ding Ding

Honestly I think the one team I may be able to tolerate is the Islanders with Calgary's pick out of sure spite for the Flames.
Flame spite is high here

Re: Draft Lottery Winner

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:46 am
by Richardstroker69
rats19 wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:25 am
Aaronp18 wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:35 am
ukcanuck wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:47 am
I’m bitter enough that I hate that list in its entirety. That can all go fuck themselves.
Ding Ding

Honestly I think the one team I may be able to tolerate is the Islanders with Calgary's pick out of sure spite for the Flames.
Flame spite is high here
I’ve got way too many Calgary friends that are super smug about there 4 number 1 defensemen, I just love the fact they missed the playoffs. Treliving should get canned for hiring gulutzan.