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#1 Posted on 24.3.05 1431.15
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http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2020439


    NEW YORK -- The NHL canceled its draft Thursday, the latest casualty of the six-month lockout.

    The annual event had been scheduled for June 25-26 in Ottawa, but it was scrapped along with the entire 2004-05 season that was called off Feb. 16.
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#2 Posted on 24.3.05 1634.43
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The league should have to make all the draftees free agents. Instead, they're stuck waiting, and, since they're not part of the player's union yet, it's not even their fault.
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#3 Posted on 24.3.05 1743.45
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I actually heard about this today...as mainly a professional wrestling fan I don't watch many real sports. Yet, I have to say, Hockey was one that I occationally got into when I could watch one of the games. So, I see, the rudder is still stuck in the mud here. Sad, really sad.
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#4 Posted on 24.3.05 1814.56
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Who would've had the #1 pick (i.e. Sidney Crosby) had a draft taken place?
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#5 Posted on 24.3.05 1836.34
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Since there was no season and subsequently no win/loss records, they couldn't use that to determine draft order. I suppose they could've gone back to the records from the year before unless they had something else in mind.
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#6 Posted on 24.3.05 1910.32
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They were talking about using a weighted lottery using the 2003-04 season records.
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#7 Posted on 24.3.05 2111.15
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Yeah, Washington was really hoping for the chance to get consecutive first round picks, I hear.
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#8 Posted on 25.3.05 1057.24
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They'd better figure something out that isn't the same as the 2003-04 records. A lot of other teams have lost/will lose players, so every team should have a chance. Not an equal chance, mind you, so a weighted lottery sounds like a good compromise.
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