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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

nhl- Draft Primer

Since this article is posted on NHL.com, it just might be the right formula for the upcoming draft.

The New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets have the best chance of drafting Sidney Crosby first overall in the 2005 NHL draft.
Each of those teams will have the maximum three balls in the lottery barrel while the other 26 teams will have either two or one each.
The lottery is expected to be held next week at an NHL board of governors meeting to ratify the tentative collective bargaining agreement reached Wednesday between the NHL and the players' association.
The NHL wants to have the draft July 30 in Ottawa, according to sources.
Each team will have a chance at drafting first overall - a departure from recent years when only the bottom five teams in the league from the regular season were involved in the lottery for the No. 1 pick.
This time around, teams' chances are weighted according to the following formula:...read on...