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Notes On Exit Day

04/08/2019 at 1:35pm EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

The Wings won six of their final eight games and eight of their final 11.

“It’s been a good thing,” Holland said. “I like that we’re winning off the backs of the young players, which provides hope for the future of this franchise. That’s the most important thing.

“And whether you have the fourth lottery odds or the fifth lottery odds, we’re talking about one or two percent (difference) going into the draft.”...

“Let’s hope Tuesday night we get lucky in the lottery,” Holland said. “And if not, we’re going to get a good player, no matter where we pick in the draft.

“Certainly if you get up there to No. 1 or No. 2 you’re getting a really, really good player. But in order to get one or two, even if you have the worst record in the league, you only get an 18.5 percent chance at the first pick.”

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