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Wall-to-Wall Draft Lottery Coverage

by staff / Edmonton Oilers
A look at the NHL's draft lottery selection machine.

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One of the biggest days in the history of the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club has arrived and is there to provide all the coverage.

No matter the result of the draft lottery, the Edmonton Oilers are guaranteed to have their highest-ever selection at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and an opportunity to grab one of several exciting prospects available.

We will be on-location in Toronto to get reaction from GM Steve Tambellini. We will also be onsite with our Twitter accounts NHL_Oilers and Oilers_Travels to provide information and photos throughout the day. Stay tapped in to our Oilers Facebook Fan Page as well for photos and updates.

Then Wednesday we travel to the Detroit area to get exclusive reaction from Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin including thoughts on potentially playing in Edmonton.

Until the time arrives, try our Draft Lottery Simulator. More information on the lottery is below.
The 2010 NHL Entry Draft takes place on Friday, June 25 in Los Angeles, California. But before the draft takes place, the NHL needs to determine the order in which each team will pick.

With the Draft Lottery, all 14 non-playoff teams have an opportunity to win the draw. A win means that you can move up no more than four spots. For the teams ranked fifth or higher that means a draft lottery victory ensures they will win the coveted first-overall position.

The Oilers have a 25.0% chance of winning the draft lottery outright and a 48.2% chance of gaining the first overall pick. If any team ranked sixth through 14th wins the lottery, the Oilers retain top spot.

The Draft Lottery Drawing for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft will be held Tuesday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. MDT. Can't wait until then? We've created a simulator with all the actual odds built in so you can test out and see how the Oilers might do on Tuesday. Click the button below and try it out.

The best part about our simulator? If you don't like the result, hit refresh and try again! 2009-10 DRAFT DRAWING PROBABILITY CHART
(through games of Sunday, April 11)

Current ------------- PERCENTAGES OF -------------
Non-Playoff Club * Draft Pos. Pts If Selected Winning Getting 1st Dropping Not Dropping
Edmonton 1 62 Retain 1st pick 25.0% 48.2% 51.8% 48.2%
Boston (from TOR) 2 74 2nd to 1st 18.8% 18.8% 39.2% 60.8%
Florida 3 77 3rd to 1st 14.2% 14.2% 29.7% 70.3%
Columbus 4 79 4th to 1st 10.7% 10.7% 22.6% 77.4%
NY Islanders 5 79 5th to 1st 8.1% 8.1% 17.2% 82.8%
Tampa Bay 6 80 6th to 2nd 6.2% 0.0% 13.1% 86.9%
Carolina 7 80 7th to 3rd 4.7% 0.0% 9.9% 90.1%
Atlanta 8 83 8th to 4th 3.6% 0.0% 7.4% 92.6%
Minnesota 9 83 9th to 5th 2.7% 0.0% 5.5% 94.5%
NY Rangers 10 87 10th to 6th 2.1% 0.0% 3.9% 96.1%
Dallas 11 88 11th to 7th 1.5% 0.0% 2.4% 97.6%
Anaheim 12 89 12th to 8th 1.1% 0.0% 1.3% 98.7%
St. Louis 13 90 13th to 9th 0.8% 0.0% 0.5% 99.5%
Phoenix (from CGY) 14 90 14th to 10th 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%

* or club acquiring non-playoff club's draft pick


Winning - percentage chance of winning the Draft Drawing (see above, 'If Selected')
Getting 1st - percentage chance of being awarded the first overall pick as a result of the Draft Drawing
Dropping - percentage chance of moving down in the draft order as a result of the Draft Drawing
Not Dropping - percentage chance of not moving down in the draft order as a result of the Draft Drawing

Summary Of Transferred Draft Picks

Toronto to Boston: Toronto traded its 1st- and 2nd-round picks in the 2010 Entry Draft and 1st-round pick in 2011 to Boston for RW Phil Kessel (09/18/09).

Calgary to Phoenix: Calgary traded C Matthew Lombardi, LW Brandon Prust and its 1st-round pick in the 2010 Entry Draft to Phoenix for C Olli Jokinen and Phoenix's 3rd-round pick in the 2009 Entry Draft (03/04/09).
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