It’s no secret that the results of the NHL Draft Lottery never seem to be in the Canucks’ favour. It’s hard to get too bent out of shape about it in a year where the team finished with the 9th best odds at the first overall pick, but it’s looking increasingly like the highest the Canucks will pick over their 4-year run of being the team with the worst accumulated record is 5th overall.
It’s not as though the Canucks are the only team with reasons to be frustrated by the current draft system. The Colorado Avalanche have now dropped down in the draft by three spots and missed out on the first overall pick twice.
Are you satisfied with the current Draft Lottery system? If not, what changes would you make?
Last week I asked: Do you agree with the final results [of the team awards]? Why or why not? What did your ballot look like?
The Rodney Dangerfield / No Respect award should go to Horvat. Heck he is so unsung, he didn’t even get an award!! Played every game this season. Plays against the toughest opposition. Played over 22 minutes a game when injuries struck the other players. Took more faceoffs than anyone in the league. Takes equal defensive and offensive zone face-offs. Leads the team in goals, even though he’s played with a dozen different wingers. Yet never complains. Shows up to play every night and leads by example. No respect.
Horvat should be MVP with all of the heavy lifting he has done this year and at times seemed to carry the team on his back. Albeit, I suppose some could make that argument for Marky as well so I can accept that.