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Old 07-22-05, 02:18 PM
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NHL Board of Governors has approved the CBA 30-0, so the lockout is officially, officially over.
Old 07-22-05, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Joeboo835
This is easily the most hype about a #1 pick since Mario.
IMO Lindros had as much hype. But the NHL had a chance to put Lindros in NYC and didn't.
Old 07-22-05, 02:34 PM
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Remember the hype around Alexander Daigle? Back then, even Scotty Bowman said he was the most talented player to enter the draft since Mario. Look how that turned out.
Old 07-22-05, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by cleaver
IMO Lindros had as much hype. But the NHL had a chance to put Lindros in NYC and didn't.
Well I can't remember back that far, but weren't the Rangers in the playoffs and did the NHL even have a lottery back then?
Old 07-22-05, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Jericho
Well I can't remember back that far, but weren't the Rangers in the playoffs and did the NHL even have a lottery back then?
No, there was no lottery back then. What I think cleaver is referencing is Quebec drafted Lindros, and then worked out a deal with 2 teams (Rangers and Flyers) to trade Lindros. The NHL had to bring in an arbitrator to decide which trade offer must be honored. The arbitrator chose the Flyers.
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Damn it would be sweet if the Caps could pair up Crosby and Ovechkin. 2.08% chance!

And BTW, all the Rangers jokes are played out. Everyone is doing them - they aren't original or clever.
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I am all for the lottery draft. I feel no matter where Crosby goes, he will make an impact. I don't see what the big deal is if Rangers get him, they suck and have not made the playoffs in the last 5+ years regardless of their talent. Would it really be fair if the Washington Capitals had the 1st pick again. This way here, every team has a chance and some more than others.

I think it would be less spectacular if a team like Buffalo (3 balls) got him, who would not have much of a supporting cast around him whereas, if he went to a team with players who could help his development, it would be all the better.

I don't think Crosby will be a bust in terms of talent. Lindros probably would have lived up to his hype somewhat but failed due to injuries. Don't forget Lindros scored 40+ goals in his rookie year and won the Hart Trophy (Leauge MVP). Too bad he has a head as soft as a grape.

Crosby grew up in the Maritimes where I grew up so he has been known locally since he was playing novice hockey. Every year when they would move up a level, naysayyers would say, "Wait until he gets with the bigger players, he won't stand a chance"

When he was 14 years old, he skipped bantam and went straight to Midget AAA and played with 17 year olds. Not only did he do well, he completely dominated by winning the MVP and scoring titles.

Same story when he went to the QMJHL, critics said he wouldn't be able to compete with the older players, and then Crosby wins the Scoring Title and League MVP his first year as a 16 year old and last year as a 17 year old.

When he was in novice 6-7 years old, he scored 159 goals in 16 games, I guess he always had the scoring touch.
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Order:

30. Tampa Bay
29. Florida (boy, they hate the Florida teams)
28. Dallas
27. Colorado
26. Calgary
25. Edmonton
24. St. Louis
23. New Jersey
22. Boston
21. Toronto
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Originally Posted by ElementZ
When he was in novice 6-7 years old, he scored 159 goals in 16 games

That's better than I've ever done in video games, and I make myself real good.
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Please dont let it be Ottawa!
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Order, continued:

20. Philadelphia
19. Detroit
18. Nashville
17. Phoenix
16. NY Rangers (HA HA HA)
15. NY Islanders
14. Washington
13. Buffalo
12. San Jose
11. Los Angeles
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Wow, no NY or LA. Chicago it is.
Old 07-22-05, 04:17 PM
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There is Anahiem, if that counts
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Thankfully its not the Sens
Old 07-22-05, 04:19 PM
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The top 10:

10. Vancouver
9. Ottawa
8. Atlanta
7. Chicago
6. Columbus
5. Montreal (kinda figured they'd get #1 at this point)
4. Minnesota
3. Carolina
Old 07-22-05, 04:20 PM
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So it's Pitt or Anahiem?
Old 07-22-05, 04:21 PM
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As a Caps fan I grew up hating the Pens, but I'm kind of rooting for them because they got so screwed in the draft last year.
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Originally Posted by Jericho
So it's Pitt or Anahiem?
That it is. They're dragging it out though. Going to commercial before announcing the top 2.
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4th, we were so close
Old 07-22-05, 04:22 PM
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Maybe Mario paid off Bettman Either that or Crosby's doing a flying V
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pretty sure he's going to Pitt
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Not a Pens fan, but want him to go to the Pens here. Just fits.

And they didn't have to throw games at the end of the season like they did when they got Mario.
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Originally Posted by cleaver
As a Caps fan I grew up hating the Pens, but I'm kind of rooting for them because they got so screwed in the draft last year.
FUCK the Penguins and their dumbass fans coming down to DC when they play here.
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And Sidney Crosby goes to:

Pittsburgh
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Pens it is.

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