Friday, October 24, 2014

NHL’s new draft lottery rules will encourage tanking. Here’s why

Brian Costello

The NHL's new draft lottery format was designed to discourage teams from tanking games in order to get a higher draft slot. That will work fine when the format kicks in full bore in 2016, but for this season, there's just way too much incentive to nail down last-place overall. More More
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Peter Laviolette (Getty Images)
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