Consider Alan May among those skeptical that the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery was on the up and up.
Monday's draft lottery saw the number one selection in October's NHL Draft go to the New York Rangers, and thus the right to draft Canadian superstar Alexis Lafreniere, the 18-year-old left winger and captain of Rimouski Océanic, of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
"The New York Ranger ball looks like it falls on the side and somehow sticks to the machine," he said. "So I'm just saying what I saw, repeating my view of what happened and it's just funny how that all of a sudden kind of happened, that a ping-pong ball, the one that doesn't go in, just kind of takes off on its own.
"You know what? The Rangers got the French kid. I guess good for them. They'll be really good in a couple of years. He's an excellent hockey player, but, oh my God, I couldn't believe I saw what happened."
Fueling the conspiracy theory even further is the controversy that arose as the eight balls were dropped into the hopper.
"But that ping-pong ball did stick to the side of the machine," he insisted. "That's the one they dropped. Was it because it was too heavy? I'm not sure. Or it had a magnet in it, so when that little ping-pong vacuum also had a magnet in it, I don't know. I'm just saying what I saw."