Jay Greenberg: You Can's Draw a Championship
- Jay Greenberg
Well it sure would've been nice for the Red Wings to have a chance of drafting Ovechkin, Malkin, Crosby, Lecavalier, Hedman, Kane or Joe Thornton back in the day when they were winning Stanley Cups and President's trophies.
So why did the Penguins, Caps, Lightning, Hawks and Bruins deserve to draft those players? Maybe Mario Lemieux should've been drafted by the Oilers in 1984? Would you rather create a Super Elite NHL of the top 8 teams and screw everyone else?
You want to reward current successful teams who built their rosters by tanking who went on to win Stanley Cups and/or draft franchise players. But you'd like to punish current bad teams who tanked because you don't like it. Quite hypocritical. Your argument is ridiculous.
Wouldn't it have just been easier for you to say that you hate the Detroit Red Wings? And that you're happy the NHL served them a warm sandwich? MLB and the NFL don't have a draft lottery. It seems to work for them. Do you really believe what happened on Friday is any better? It's embarrassing. The NIL. No Integrity League.