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Revisiting the 2005 lottery

http://www.rldhockey.net/2011/07/what-if-pittsburgh-never-won-2005.html

The above link appeared on Puckdaddy today, so I'm sure quite a few of you have seen it.  It basically looks back at the 2005 lottery for Crosby and tries to predict how different things would be if the Ducks had won the pick instead of Pittsburgh.  The article is decent, but it reminded me of something that I get into an argument with fellow hockey fans all the time, and that is I do not believe for a second that the Ducks actually had a chance of winning that lottery.  Now, I know conspiracy theories are usually reserved for Red Wings fans who have to find a reason for why they don't win the Cup every year, but I have severe doubts that the NHL would allow the best player in a generation to be drafted by a small market team in Southern California, especially coming out of a lockout year.  To take it even a step further and venture farther into crazy-land, I think that it is very possible that Crosby was destined for Pittsburgh all along.  Crosby comes to Pittsburgh, fines a great mentor in Lemieux, and saves a franchise in the process.  So, I ask you fellow Duck fans, when it came down to Pittsburgh and Anaheim, did we actually have a chance of landing Crosby?  Was Crosby going to Pittsburgh all along?  Isn't there some other sport we can invent so that way the summer isn't filled solely with baseball?

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