NHL Draft Lottery – Open Thread
The Leafs will be picking first, fifth or sixth in the draft depending on the lottery result tonight. Obviously, the likelihood is that we stay put at fifth (74.7%).There’s a 17.2% chance we fall further back to sixth.
Cross every limb and hope we can overcome 91.8% worth of odds. The lottery airs tonight at 8 p.m. on TSN.
* – Los Angeles could only move up a maximum of four spots (moved from 7th to 3rd)
# – San Jose was selected in the 1998 drawing, but Tampa Bay held the right to swap first round picks with the Sharks and exercised that right to go to first.
** – Chicago could only move up a maximum of four spots (moved from 8th to 4th)
*** – NY Rangers obtained Chicago’s pick in a trade (via Vancouver and Tampa Bay). The Rangers selected RW Pavel Brendl fourth overall.
^ – Florida traded first overall pick to Columbus
^^ – Florida traded first overall pick to Pittsburgh
+ – NHL lockout cancelled 2004-05 season, all 30 teams were entered
++ – New Jersey could only move up a maximum of four spots (moved from 8th to 4th)