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NHL lottery: The Canadian keeps his chances of being drafted first

Montreal Canadiens fans are wary of seeing the team win so much in the race for first pick in the next amateur draft: Even if they’re not the favorites to win the lottery, the Habs have a small chance of getting their hands. Young prodigy Conor Bedard.

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As of Wednesday morning, estimated Bleu-Blanc-Rouge’s chances of earning the preselection for the 2023 National Hockey League (NHL) auction at 7.5%. With the sixth-worst record in the league after a seven-game losing streak snapped on Tuesday, the club has more hope of landing Picks 6 or 7. The odds are 34.1% and 41.4%, respectively.

Last place in the NHL with 49 points, the Columbus Blue Jackets (25.5%) were the organization most likely to welcome Beddard to their ranks. However, the San Jose Sharks (13.5%) and Chicago Blackhawks (11.5%) have yet to say their last word. Plus, all three of those teams had points in the standings on Tuesday, and the Hawks had remarkably caught up to the strong end of the Boston Bruins.

The Anaheim Ducks (9.5%) and Philadelphia Flyers (8.5%) also have better chances than the Canadians to get the first pick.

– The general managers of the National Hockey League on Wednesday, as reported by journalist Renaud Lavoie, have targeted the date of May 8 to hold the draw. Additionally, the Stanley Cup Final could begin on June 3, with the possibility of moving ahead with the start of hostilities if the Conference Finals conclude quickly.

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