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The New NHL Old Lottery

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,
As far as this year's draft lottery is concerned, we return you to our regularly-scheduled programming, which is to suggest the old format is in place. Rest assured, there won't be any reality TV shows built around it. Aa some point in the playoffs, the 14 non-playoff teams will get their shot at "winning the lottery" but the connotation is a lot different this year for a myriad of reasons. For starters, the "winner" of the draft lottery cannot move up more than four places, so in order for a team to get the No. 1 overall pick through the lottery it would have to be amongst the five worst teams in the league at the end of the regular season.

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