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Draft Lottery Results

from TSN,

The Edmonton Oilers have once again won the NHL Draft Lottery, giving the club the first-overall selection for the third year in a row.

The Oilers had the second-worst record in the NHL and only an 18.8 percent chance to come out on top in the lottery. Only one other NHL team - the Quebec Nordiques from 1989 to 1991 - ever had three No. 1 overall picks in a row.

With the last two first-overall selections, the Oilers took winger Taylor Hall and centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

The Columbus Blue Jackets, who had a league-low 65 points, own the second pick, followed by the Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders and Toronto Maple Leafs.

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added 8:45pm, NHL Press Release of the results can be read below…

NEW YORK (April 10, 2012)—The Edmonton Oilers won the 2012 Scotiabank NHL Draft Lottery today and gained the first drafting position for the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft. 

The Oilers own the first overall selection for the third consecutive year.  This is the second time the Oilers have won the lottery.  In 2010, Edmonton won the lottery, retaining the top pick in the Draft, which they used to select Taylor Hall.  Last year, the Oilers again retained the first pick, which they used to select Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, when the New Jersey Devils won the lottery and moved from 8th position to 4th. 

The Oilers had the second-greatest percentage likelihood, 18.8%, that one of the numbered sequences assigned to them would be the winning combination. Under the system, only the five teams with the fewest points had the chance to win the first overall selection; no team could move up more than four spots and no team could move backward more than one.
 
The Columbus Blue Jackets, Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders and Toronto Maple Leafs own the second, third, fourth and fifth drafting positions, respectively, in the first round.
 
The order of selection for the first 14 drafting positions in the first round, only, of the 2012 NHL Draft is as follows:
 
    1.  Edmonton Oilers
    2.  Columbus Blue Jackets
    3.  Montreal Canadiens
    4.  New York Islanders
    5.  Toronto Maple Leafs
    6.  Anaheim Ducks
    7.  Minnesota Wild
    8.  Carolina Hurricanes
    9.  Winnipeg Jets
  10.  Tampa Bay Lightning
  11.  Washington Capitals (from Colorado)
  12.  Buffalo Sabres
  13.  Dallas Stars
  14.  Calgary Flames

The remaining positions are determined by the results of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
 
The drawing was conducted at the NHL’s New York office and the results were televised live on the 2012 Scotiabank NHL Draft Lottery on TSN in Canada and NBC Sports Network in the U.S.  The program aired live on TSN Mobile TV and can also be viewed on demand on TSN.ca. 

Fourteen balls, numbered 1 to 14, were placed in a lottery machine. The machine expelled four balls, forming a series of numbers. The four-digit series resulting from the expulsion of the balls was matched against a probability chart that divided the possible combinations among the 14 participating clubs. The chart showed that the Oilers had been assigned the numbers (2-10-11-13) that were expelled.
 
The 2012 Scotiabank NHL Draft Lottery is a weighted system to give the teams that finished with the fewest points during the regular season the greatest chance of having their combination selected. The Columbus Blue Jackets finished the regular season with the fewest points in the League (65) and were assigned the greatest number of combinations, representing a 25% likelihood that their combination would emerge. Oilers were assigned 18.8% of the combinations, followed by Montreal (14.2%), the Islanders (10.7%) and Toronto (8.1%).  The remaining teams had the following chances: 6.2%, 4.7%, 3.6%, 2.7%, 2.1%, 1.5%, 1.1%, 0.8% and 0.5%.
 
The 2012 NHL Draft will take place at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The first round is on Friday, June 22 and the subsequent rounds take place Saturday, June 23.

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John W.'s avatar

Columbus managed to fail at the art of failing, even when they failed the most.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 04/10/12 at 10:29 PM ET

cs6687's avatar

Three straight years the Oilers will have picked first. Obviously they’re tanking for draft picks. Right? Is that how it works?

The Penguins picked first twice: Crosby, and when they traded with Florida and moved from 3 to 1 to pick Fleury. So the Oilers are tanking, right?

Posted by cs6687 on 04/10/12 at 10:45 PM ET

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Posted by cs6687 on 04/10/12 at 08:45 PM ET

CONSPIRACY!!!

I heard they had a secret meeting to fix the draft beforehand.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 04/10/12 at 11:15 PM ET

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Three of the top five… Canadian teams.  Pretty good!!!

Posted by Siggy25 on 04/10/12 at 11:32 PM ET

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The Columbus Blue Jackets, who had a league-low 65 points, own the second pick…

Immediately following the drawing, Rick Nash put his house in Columbus up for sale and began packing up his belongings. As John W. points out, his BJs can’t even win when winning is being the biggest loser. They’ve created an entirely new definition for the word “pathetic.”

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 04/11/12 at 01:42 AM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Looks like some Penguins fans are still a little touchy about how many top-five picks they had to gather before they became a contender again.

Yikes, talk about sore winners…

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 04/11/12 at 02:46 AM ET

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Looks like some Penguins fans are still a little touchy about how many top-five picks they had to gather before they became a contender again.

Yikes, talk about sore winners…

Missed the entire point completely. Where is the outrage over a team sucking for years to get top picks? Do we have to wait until the Oilers start winning before this talk begins? The fact that no one is throwing a tantrum about the Oilers proves that everyone who is attacking the Penguins is either jealous or an idiot.

Posted by cs6687 on 04/11/12 at 03:31 AM ET

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I can’t wait until the Oilers start winning and trolls with Oiler logos on their avatars start posting here about how everyone is jealous of their team

Posted by Nick on 04/11/12 at 04:13 AM ET

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Missed the entire point completely. Where is the outrage over a team sucking for years to get top picks? Do we have to wait until the Oilers start winning before this talk begins? The fact that no one is throwing a tantrum about the Oilers proves that everyone who is attacking the Penguins is either jealous or an idiot.

Posted by cs6687 on 04/11/12 at 01:31 AM ET

There’s plenty of outrage here.  It disgusts me entirely and I got mad when I saw it was EDM on my TSN mobile app.  I hate it any time a franchise in any sport gets rewarded repeatedly like this for their own gross incompetence.

That’s why there needs to be an amendment that if you get the 1st Overall, you then can’t get it again for a year or two.

This is a joke though, and quite frankly every prepare for the tinfoil hats to come out.  EDM does not win 3 of these in a row without some accusations that the league is fixing these…

Posted by Primis on 04/11/12 at 09:24 AM ET

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Nobody in here is attacking the Penguins.

You’re a bit sensitive about how Pittsburgh rose to be a competitive team again. Perhaps you should spend a little more time trying to enjoy how good they are rather than trying to get people to attack the sad-sack Oilers because you have a bit of a complex.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 04/11/12 at 10:47 AM ET

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Posted by cs6687 on 04/11/12 at 01:31 AM ET

Jealous?  I don’t believe that.

Irrationally attacking Pens fans on comment sections of KK?  Absolutely.

Because…where is the outrage?

There’s none.  Shit, I don’t even care.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 04/11/12 at 12:41 PM ET

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So persecuted…

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 04/11/12 at 01:17 PM ET

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If the Oilers wind up sucking in four years, why should I be outraged now? If Oiler fans pretend they didn’t suck to get three first overall picks in a couple of years they’d be ass-hats too, but that has yet to happen.

It sucks they have 3 number one picks in a row, but they earned it the hard way, by sucking. The rules should probably be amended to prevent teams from picking number 1 in back to back years, but you never know how a draft class is going to work out, so the NHL may be better off leaving it as it is.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 04/11/12 at 01:27 PM ET

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If the Oilers wind up sucking in four years, why should I be outraged now?

So, in short, you hate the Penguins because they drafted well. That’s stupid.

Posted by cs6687 on 04/11/12 at 07:58 PM ET

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