Rigged? Rangers ball blooper at NHL Draft lottery leads to conspiracy theories, jokes

first_imgThe second phase of the NHL’s draft lottery took place on Monday night, with the Rangers ping-ponging their way to the No. 1 overall pick.The lottery was already considered controversial as the Rangers — who played in the qualifying round of the NHL playoffs — likely nabbed phenom Alexis Lafreniere with the top overall pick. The conspiracy theories were ramped up when the Original Six squad’s ball got selected. MORE: Who is Alexis Lafreniere? Canadian forward consensus first-overall pick in 2020 NHL draftFirst off, the guy dropping the balls into the machine did the Rangers’ a little too quickly before commissioner Gary Bettman could verify the logo. He had to pull it back out.Seems legit… 🙄 #nhldraftlottery pic.twitter.com/JcR6w782mz— 𝗠𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝘄𝗮𝗿𝘁 (@realmikeystew) August 10, 2020Twitter then of course weighed in on the weight of the ball, the paint — everything, really — regarding the Rangers getting the franchise’s first-ever No. 1 overall spot since the universal draft was adopted in 1969. Here’s a strong sampling, including a tweet from the one and only Roberto Luongo:New York Rangers ball looks a little heavy 🤔— Strombone (@strombone1) August 10, 2020I don’t like how that guy dropped the rangers ball in there. Rigged??— Tony DeAngelo (@TonyDee07) August 10, 2020OK, we had some fun today. I hope none of you actually believe the NHL rigged the lottery for the Rangers. Here, allow me to present the most compelling evidence available that the NHL has no idea how to fix a lottery drawing: pic.twitter.com/qWSm9H02dI— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) August 10, 2020listening to the sound of the ping pong balls clacking together to determine that the rangers ball made a slightly lower pitched clack, therefore was heavier, proving the nhl draft lottery was in fact rigged pic.twitter.com/ymlqe9G7SA— James Duffy (@TwoTurtleDuffs) August 10, 2020Penguins didn’t win the lottery.. shits rigged @ThatsHockeyTalk— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) August 10, 2020Was the Rangers ping pong ball weighted differently? They “happen” to win the lottery after this?!? Only one he “dropped”. Wow! 🤔🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/yLQozqYjQl— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) August 10, 2020Jokes aside, this is now NHL lore. Like, the Crosby thing was always innuendo, because it happened behind closed doors. This was on live TV. I both love and hate this, but mostly love it. https://t.co/AyaiUzYatg— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) August 10, 2020 They may not have hit the levels of Sidney Crosby-to-Pittsburgh from back in 2005, nor the New York Knicks’ “frozen envelope” fiasco of 1985, but they were quality.last_img read more


first_imgMid Summer Community SupperCarrigans: St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, Chapel Rd, St. Johnston in association with the Border Villages Social Integration Project. Community Barbeque and Family Fun Event with Bouncy Castles and Family Entertainment. In Mill Park Carrigans, on Friday August 3rd 2012 from 5pm to 8pm.Promoting the integration and participation of Killea, Carrigans and St. Johnston.Contact details: Tel: 074 9148551. Email: [email protected] Youth ProgrammeSt. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre: The July Youth Programme has started in the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre but it is still possible to register. Activities still available including dance, fun sports, drama and the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday youth clubs. You need to register now for each of these, including the youth clubs. You can register at the Resource Centre from Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm and Friday from 9am to 4pm or at the Drop-In Centre at youth club times.All children and young people must be registered by a parent/guardian. Programme details available from the Resource Centre.CounsellingDo you experience feelings of anxiety, depression or loneliness due to bereavement, relationships or isolation? Would you simply like someone to talk to about any problem in your life that distresses you? St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre offer a free and professional and confidential and safe counselling service for men and women. For more information call Niki Cross in complete confidence at 087 0569124. St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre.Monday:Bowling: St.Johnston and Carrigans Bowling Club, Monday, 7pm to 10.30pm and Friday 7pm to 10.30pm. New members welcome.Tuesday:Ann’s Boxercise Class: Tuesday evening 5.45-6.45pm, Thursday evening 7.30-8.30pm and Friday mornings from 10.00am to 11.00am. Boxercise is a fantastic all over body workout, which burns between 400-900 calories in 1hr sessions. Classes are always good fun and very addictive! Excellent for increasing fitness levels in weight loss, toning, building stamina and for stress release. Female and is fully qualified as an instructor. Just bring water and mat or big towel.Cost €5. For more information call 086 3238437.Thursday:St.Johnston Breastfeeding Support Group. At the Drop-In Centre, Main Street St.Johnston. 10.30am – 12.30pm.Boxercise: From 7.30pm to 8.30pm at St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre. For more information call 086 3238437..Youth Club at the Drop in Centre, Main St., St.Johnston.Wednesday 5th & 6Th Class 6pm – 7.30pmThursday 1st & 2nd Year 6.30 – 8pmThursday 3rd Year & over 8pm – 9.30pmFriday 1st yr & over 6pm – 10pmWalk & Talk Group: We meet at the drop-in centre, main street, St Johnston at 7.15pm every Tuesday. Each week we go to different destination which is agreed a week in advance (transport provided or we car share). Why not come and join us and get yourself fit for summer 2012!Mobile PhonesPlease can you donate to us your old, broken or unwanted Mobile Phones. These will go towards a young child with Autism in your local area. Clothes BankThere is a Clothes Bank at the Family Resource Centre to help raise funds for the Centre. Please donate: Clothes, Sheets, Towels, Blankets, Shoes, and Curtains. Your donations will be much appreciated. The bank can be found at the back of the Centre and is a purple colour. Sorry we cannot accept items such as carpets, ornaments, mats, glass and paper.Swap and drop your old books and magazinesThere is a table of free books near the reception area in St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Please feel free to take a book.StampsIf you have any used stamps, please cut them out by cutting the envelope and leaving some of the envelope around them. Bring them down to Maureen McLaughlin at the St.Johnston Post Office. These stamps will be used to fund charitable projects. Thank you.Battery RecyclingSt.Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre is now accepting your small waste dry batteries! Please dispose of batteries properly!LOCAL NEWS: ST JOHNSTON & CARRIGANS COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: July 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LOCAL NEWS: ST JOHNSTON & CARRIGANS COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more