Over the past week there has been an increasing amount of talk in the
media and on sports shows over the 'Lindros Derby' (at least in Canada
there has been talk. I'm not sure about the US). For those of you who
don't know, and I doubt there are many, Eric Lindros is the most
highly regarded junior-aged player since Mario Lemieux. It is said
that whichever team drafts him will have a franchise-type player.
So the temptation is there for teams who know that they won't make
the playoffs, to try and finish last overall and get the first
pick overall. Quebec has been accused, publicly, of trying to finish
in last place, even this early in the season.
This begs the question, which I hope will start a discussion on the net:
Should the NHL adopt a lottery system, ala the NBA, to determine the
draft placings of the five non-playoff teams?
Bradley White StIlL a LeAfS fAn!