Blackhawks To Pick First, Blow Pick

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Blackhawks win Draft Drawing, gain first pick

The Chicago Blackhawks won the National Hockey League Draft Drawing today and gained the first overall drafting position for the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, June 22 and 23 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
The Blackhawks, who would have picked fifth based on inverse order of regular-season finish, had the fifth-greatest percentage likelihood, 8.1%, that one of the numbered sequences assigned to them would be the winning combination. Under the lottery 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 Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, Los Angeles Kings and Washington Capitals, who would have picked first, second, third and fourth, respectively, now own the second, third, fourth and fifth drafting positions in the first round.

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3 Responses to Blackhawks To Pick First, Blow Pick

  1. fiyah says:

    bullshit mon.

  2. Thirsty Goalie says:

    Look at the bright side, all I’ve heard was complaining that there’s no Crosby or Ovechkin available this year now that the Flyers are in last. It would have sucked to have lost out on one of them because of the lottery but this year the top few picks are supposedly all pretty close to one another.

  3. fiyah says:

    i know, but it’s still kind of bogus. The flyers really sucked that bad, unlike the sandbaggers in Pittsburgh a few years ago.

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