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03-04-2013, 03:02 PM
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INTERESTING ARTICLE FROM THE NHL REGARDING 2013 DRAFT LOTTERY

The 2013 NHL Draft Lottery, to be held this year on Monday, April 29, will be the first in NHL history where all 14 clubs not qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, or the clubs that have acquired the first-round drafting positions of those non-playoff clubs, will have a chance at winning the right to the first overall selection. Under the previous lottery system, only the five teams with the fewest points in the standings had the opportunity to win the first overall selection as rules dictated no team could move up more than four spots.

The likelihood of each team gaining the right to the first pick is as follows:

Team 1 25.0%

Team 2 18.8%

Team 3 14.2%

Team 4 10.7%

Team 5 8.1%

Team 6 6.2%

Team 7 4.7%

Team 8 3.6%

Team 9 2.7%

Team 10 2.1%

Team 11 1.5%

Team 12 1.1%

Team 13 0.8%

Team 14 0.5%



LINK is here: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=6...d=nhl:topheads

Read just before the bottom and it shows in 2002 and 2003 where OUR Florida Panthers missed out on drafting RICK NASH and MARC ANDRE FLEURY.

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