Tuesday, April 13, 2010

NHL Draft Lottery Tonight

Tonight the order of selection for this year's upcoming NHL Entry Draft in June will be held tonight at 8:00 PM and will be televised on Versus and TSN, and streamed live on NHL.com.

The team with the best odds of being selected to draft first is the Edmonton Oilers finishing this season with the fewest points in the League.
Since teams can move up a maximum of five spots, the only teams with a chance at gaining the top choice are the Oilers, Boston Bruins (who have Toronto's pick), Florida Panthers, Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Islanders.
The Oilers go into Tuesday's drawing with a 25 percent chance of winning the Lottery. And if a team outside the bottom five in the standings wins the Lottery, the Oilers will get the top choice, improving their odds to 48.2 percent.
The team with the fewest points in the League has won the Draft Lottery the last two years. League rules also dictate that no team can move backward more than one spot, so the Oilers will have at least the first or second pick.
Among the more popular prospects are "NHL Central Scouting's two top-rated North American skaters," Tyler Seguin of the Plymouth Whalers (C) and Taylor Hall of the Windsor Spotfires (LW).


Heather said...

WOOHOO!!! GO OILERS!!!! Sorry... I got a little excited. :-D

Stephanie said...

That's quite alright, Heather ... nothing wrong with being an excited fan (and I completely understand!)!!! ; D