Death for Seth is settled, well kind of... The Florida Panthers were really really really bad this year and they finished last. As a result they have a 25% chance of drafting Seth Jones (or whomever else they choose 1st overall). The Jets Winnipeg Jets on the other hand have a 0.8% chance landing the first overall pick. See below for the full list of odds.
Here are the odds of all fourteen lottery teams:
|Tampa Bay Lightning||14.2%|
|New Jersey Devils||2.7%|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||0.5%|
Note: The Jets odds aren't very good.
..But what does this all mean?
It means the Jets aren't likely to draft first overall. Odds are they will still be drafting in the teens, but that doesn't mean they will struggle to find talent. This is a deep draft and there are sure to be a number of interesting talents available when the Jets pick.
Here is another table. This one features the consensus rankings:
|1||D||Seth Jones||11/3/1994||6'3||215||Portland Winterhawks|
|2||F||Nathan MacKinnon||9/1/1995||5'11||180||Halifax Moosehead|
|3||F||Jonathan Drouin||3/27/1995||5'11||180||Halifax Moosehead|
|7||F||Sean Monahan||10/12/1994||6'2||180||Ottawa 67s|
|8||D||Darnell Nurse||2/4/1995||6'4||185||Soo Greyhounds|
|9||F||Hunter Shinkaruk||11/13/1994||5'10||170||Medicine Hat Tigers|
|10||D||Rasmus Ristolainen||10/27/1994||6'3||210||TPS Turku|
|11||D||Nikita Zadorov||4/16/1995||6'4||225||London Knights|
|12||D||Ryan Pulock||10/6/1994||6'0||195||Brandon Wheat Kings|
|13||F||Adam Erne||4/20/1995||6'1||200||Quebec Remparts|
|14||D||Josh Morrissey||3/28/1995||6'0||185||Prince Albert Raiders|
|15||F||Max Domi||3/2/1995||5'9||185||London Knights|
|16||F||Curtis Lazar||2/2/1995||6'0||190||Edmonton Oil Kings|
|17||F||Anthony Mantha||9/16/1994||6'4||180||Val - D'or|
|18||F||Frederik Gauthier||4/26/1995||6'5||210||Rimouski Oceanic|
|19||F||Bo Horvat||4/5/1995||6'0||195||London Knights|
Note: There are a number of players that are 6'3 or taller so they could be right in Chevy's wheel house.
If you want to take a look at some individual scouting reports, FOTB Corey Pronman has put together this awesome resource. What kind of player should the Jets be looking at? What kind of player do you think Chevy will target?
Would you prefer a speed demon like Adam Erne a tiny playmaker like Max Domi or a big bugger like Anthony Mantha or Frederik Gauthier. Or should they do with a D man like Rasmus Ristolainen? It will be interesting to see where Chevy goes with this one?