Skip to main content

Playdown for the first pick

With all the speculation of teams intentionally tanking to get a high draft pick I thought of an idea to help solve this problem of the last place team getting the first selection.

After the regular season ends hold a sudden death elimination match between all non-playoff teams. The winner of that playoff gets the first overall pick at the draft and the finalist gets the second pick, third place selects third and so on. This way no team could tank to their benefit because you would have to win the playoff to get a good pick.

It is also much more exciting than the NHL draft lottery, where the teams are just plainly announced.

Jordan Philbert, Sherbrooke, Que.


Igor Shesterkin

Five Players Who Need to Step It Up in Round Two of Stanley Cup Playoffs

The first round was exciting, but there were a number of big-name stars that didn't play to their full potential. Here's a look at five that will need a big performance.


Have Malkin and Letang Played Their Last Games With The Penguins?

The Pittsburgh Penguins' first-round playoff elimination wasn't just the end of their Stanley Cup hopes for this season. It could also be another chapter closing on the most successful era in franchise history.

2022 IIHF World Championship

Men's World Championship Roundup: Austria's Upset Highlights Tuesday's Slate

Austria's first win ever against Czechia was a notable result in a day that saw Sweden, Denmark and Switzerland all take victories.