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AIH 2016 NHL Draft Lottery Open Thread

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Hello folks! And so, the moment we've all been waiting for has finally arrived: Game 2 of the New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery.

You can catch the festivities beginning at 6:00 PM CT on CBC, NBC and TVA Sports. If away from the television, Sportsnet is providing a live stream here.

In addition, the AIH Superfans are hosting a Draft Lottery Spectacular on Blab, also beginning at 6:00 PM CT. Join us and behold my ridiculous attire, courtesy of an ill-considered Twitter poll!

For quick reference, here are the odds all fourteen teams have at winning the first overall selection:

  • Toronto Maple Leafs - 20.0%
  • Edmonton Oilers - 13.5%
  • Vancouver Canucks - 11.5%
  • Columbus Blue Jackets - 9.5%
  • Calgary Flames - 8.5%
  • Winnipeg Jets - 7.5%
  • Arizona Coyotes - 6.5%
  • Buffalo Sabres - 6.0%
  • Montreal Canadiens - 5.0%
  • Colorado Avalanche - 3.5%
  • New Jersey Devils - 3.0%
  • Ottawa Senators - 2.5%
  • Carolina Hurricanes - 2.0%
  • Boston Bruins - 1.0%

Not to mention, here are Winnipeg's odds at each eligible position:

  • 1st overall - 7.5%
  • 2nd overall - 7.8%
  • 3rd overall - 8.1%
  • 6th overall - 17.5%
  • 7th overall - 39.3%
  • 8th overall - 17.9%
  • 9th overall -1.7%

On that note, happy draft lottery! And may the odds be ever in our favour.