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Phil in Absentia
04-04-2016, 09:05 PM
"My son (Josh) is literally the biggest Coyotes fan that you'll ever meet," Doan told Sarah McLellan of azcentral sports. "He lives, breathes - he, until very recently, would be physically upset when we lost, and it'd break your heart. And I remember him cheering after games, being mad, but being happy we lost - like cheering against us.

"And it was awful, and I hated it and I thought it was the stupidest thing in the world because here's a guy who's the most passionate Coyotes fan cheering against us."

Doan's solution? Reward teams who keep winning even after being eliminated from the playoffs.

"The day you're mathematically eliminated, you start accumulating points," Doan explained. "When you get to the end of the year, whoever's accumulated the most points gets the first overall pick."

This would keep fans of non-playoff teams engaged to the very end of the regular season, cheering for the accumulation of points instead of hoping for losses. The finer details would need to be ironed out, but Doan believes it's an ideal starting point.

"You should always be cheering for your team or have something to look forward to in your team, and so I've been a big proponent of this system and trying to give your team something to play for because every fan could be behind you," he said.

http://www.thescore.com/news/999170

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That's actually a decent idea, no?

CreaseCrusader91
04-04-2016, 09:25 PM
http://www.thescore.com/news/999170

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That's actually a decent idea, no?

This would be a great change. Makes the draft picks actually mean something and not an award for just being the worst of the worst.

Phil in Absentia
04-04-2016, 09:25 PM
Would have an adverse affect on the trade deadline, but the trade deadline has been a fucking dud for five or six years running now. That won't change anytime soon.

Happy Grumpz
04-05-2016, 05:13 AM
That's actually a really good idea.

Pete
04-05-2016, 06:15 AM
That's a terrible idea.

Some teams don't get eliminated until the last day of the season. They'd get no points. If you're terrible but in a weak division, you can hang around longer before the math eliminates you.

There's logic there but there's no function behind form.