The NHL Lottery Draft was tonight and it was a shocker. Going into it, Colorado had the best odds (18%) to get the first pick, but instead they end up with the fourth pick. New Jersey, the team with the fifth best odds (15%), end up with the first pick. I did not see that coming. The Philadelphia Flyers get the second pick, and the Dallas Stars get the third.
Are you serious.
Philadelphia went into the lottery with a 2.2% chance of getting the first pick and end up with the second. That is beyond Ron Hextall’s wildest dreams.
Dallas had a 5.8% chance of claiming the first pick and end up with the third one. Still, absolutely amazing.
The fact that these three teams beat Colorado is the most surprising aspect of this whole lottery. Colorado ended the season with 48 points with a 22-56-4 record. They are officially the worst team to play in the last fifteen years. A far second is the 2003-2004 Pittsburgh Penguins, a team that ended with 58 points with a record of 23-27-8-4 (the four was a tie) and had Marc Bergevin on their team and had four ties. That’s how long that was.
Colorado was god-awful and they now end up drafting fourth. You have to feel for Joe Sakic and his organization. That’s heartbreaking.
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