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Since: 3.1.02
From: Calgary

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
All right...

TSN.ca reports that the NHL has allowed TSN to broadcast the Draft Lottery on Friday from 4-4:30pm ET.

Also from TSN, some dates:
-Thursday July 21: NHLPA votes on ratification of offer. Joint NHL & NHLPA news conference scheduled for 5pm ET.
-Friday July 22: NHL Board of Governors meeting scheduled for 1pm ET where they'll vote on the deal they offered the NHLPA. Draft Lottery set for 4pm ET.
-July 23: Buyout period begins. Teams can negotiate/sign own free agents and unsigned 2003 draft picks.
-July 28: As of 5pm ET, all unsigned 2003 draft picks go back into draft. Deadline for exercising options for 2005-06 season.
-July 29: Buyout period ends at 5pm ET.
NOTE: Players bought out during the July 23-29 period CANNOT rejoin their old clubs in any way, shape or form during the 2005-06 season.
-July 30: NHL Draft in Ottawa [time TBA, 7 rounds only, snaking draft order).
-July 31: All qualifying offers to teams' own free agents must be made by 5pm ET.
-August 1: Free agent signing period begins.
-August 10: Players tell teams if they want salary arbitration.
-August 11: Teams tell players if they want salary arbitration.
-August 12: Arbitration hearings scheduled by NHL.
-August 15: Qualifying offers expire automatically (meaning, if restricted free agents are not signed by now...they're free agents)
-August 22 to September 1: Arbitration hearings.
-December 1: Any restricted free agents NOT SIGNED by this date simply won't play in the NHL during 2005-06 season.
-February 10-26, 2006: 20th Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy



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Since: 11.1.02
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.21
It'll still be rigged so the Leafs "win" the first pick anyway...

:)



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Since: 2.1.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.08
    Originally posted by Bullitt
    It'll still be rigged so the Leafs "win" the first pick anyway...

    :)


The prevailing conspiracy theory is that he'll end up as a Ranger.
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Since: 3.1.02
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
    Originally posted by The Goon
      Originally posted by Bullitt
      It'll still be rigged so the Leafs "win" the first pick anyway...

      :)


    The prevailing conspiracy theory is that he'll end up as a Ranger.


Don't ever forget that Gary Bettman was working for the NBA when the Knicks landed Patrick Ewing in the very first lottery.



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Since: 11.1.02
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.21
Stop defending your beloved Leafs, Rob.

Would he be able to help the game playing in an American market? Is he marketable enough to be trotted out as a savior?



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Since: 2.1.02
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.08
If he does turn out to be as good as the hype, then it would be crucial for him to be in a major US market.

Remember Wayne Gretzky on The Young and the Restless and Saturday Night Live? That's the kind of marketing the NHL is dreaming of, and it certainly wouldn't happen with him on a Canadian franchise, or in Carolina.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.19
If not the Rangers, I fully expect Los Angeles or Chicago to win the lottery (and Crosby).

(edited by Mr. Heat Miser on 20.7.05 1449)


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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.23
    Originally posted by Mr. Heat Miser
    If not the Rangers, I fully expect Los Angeles or Chicago to win the lottery (and Crosby).

    (edited by Mr. Heat Miser on 20.7.05 1449)







Somehow, someway, if the lottery were to fall on the Blackhawks getting the #1 pick, they somehow would screw up and not take Crosby.
And, if the league is looking for credibility, the Rangers can't get Crosby because all they need after a year off is the cries of "FIXED" coming out.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.98
    Originally posted by The Goon
      Originally posted by Bullitt
      It'll still be rigged so the Leafs "win" the first pick anyway...

      :)


    The prevailing conspiracy theory is that he'll end up as a Ranger.

It wouldn't surprise me at all. Although, I don't know if they want to doom Crosby with a team of underachievers. The year off was the Rangers best season since they won the Cup.

(edited by mountinman44 on 20.7.05 1932)


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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.33
1) Boston
2) Detriot
3) Chicago
4) New York
5) Montreal (hey, I can hope!)


Apparently, this is supposed to be a deep draft, so the "losers" of the Crosby Sweepstakes will still find something good. Also, whoever lands Crosby will have to wait awhile....their next pick will be #60.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.57
    Originally posted by redsoxnation
      Originally posted by Mr. Heat Miser
      If not the Rangers, I fully expect Los Angeles or Chicago to win the lottery (and Crosby).

      (edited by Mr. Heat Miser on 20.7.05 1449)







    Somehow, someway, if the lottery were to fall on the Blackhawks getting the #1 pick, they somehow would screw up and not take Crosby.
    And, if the league is looking for credibility, the Rangers can't get Crosby because all they need after a year off is the cries of "FIXED" coming out.

If the Hawks got the #1 pick they would trade it away for a late round pick in 2012. He would then laugh right in the faces of everyone who still buys Hawks tickets, kick them in the junk and say "I can do ANYTHING to you people, and you'll never stop giving me your cash. LOSERS!"



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.08
Because I was bored last night and also because I'm a big loser, I decided to write 48 names on little slips of paper, crumple them up and throw them in a baseball cap for my own random draw.

I did not have any lawyers present, but my selection for the #1 draft pick is the San Jose Sharks.
mountinman44
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.15
For us US fans, NHL.com is streaming the noon PST press conference and the draft lottery. ESPN News is sowing the press conference and will break in with some of the lottery picks. ESPN is still negotiating for th rights to show games as well.



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