NHL Draft Lottery 2016: Selection Order Results, Analysis and Twitter Reaction

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2016-04-30

Toronto Maple Leafs fans were rewarded Saturday after watching their team finish with the NHL's worst record in 2015-16. The Leafs won the 2016 NHL draft lottery, granting them the first overall pick June 24. Given how the season unfolded, the diehard supporters took full advantage of something good happening to the team, per Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshynski: Canadian Soccer News' Duane Rollins was ready to commemorate the occasion: The NHL used a new system to determine the order of the draft. Whereas the 2015 lottery determined the fate of only the top pick, the top three picks were up for grabs in the 2016 edition. Beyond that, the remaining 11 selections were determined by each team's

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Lottery winners?! Auston Matthews is the superstar Maple Leafs have lacked for 99 years

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2016-04-30

Somewhere, somehow, some quack-job Toronto Maple Leafs fan found a magic lamp. Or wand. Or puck. Or Punch Imlach’s fedora. Or anything to wish a mystical transformation upon hockey’s most sad-sack franchise. And all the far-fetched theories or ideas typically reserved for irate late-night radio show callers began to come true. “Yo, the Leafs should make Brendan Shanahan their president.” “Yo, the Leafs should hire Mike Babcock as head coach.” “Yo, the Leafs should trade Phil Kessel.” “Yo, the Leafs should hire Lou Lamoriello as GM.” “Yo, the Leafs should trade Dion Phaneuf.” They all would’ve seemed like typical To

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Edmonton Oilers nab #4 pick in 2016 Nhl Draft Lottery

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2016-04-30

The Edmonton Oilers took the #4 pick in 2016 Nhl Draft Lottery, while the Toronto Maple Leafs won the first pick.

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Oilers nab 4th pick in entry draft

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-04-30

The Edmonton Oilers fell out of the top three spots for the NHL Entry Draft and will miss out on selecting one of the three highly-touted prospects at the June 24-25 event in Buffalo. The Oilers dropped two spots in the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday and will select fourth at this summer’s draft. Edmonton finished 29th in the NHL standings this season and went into the lottery in the second position. The Toronto Maple Leafs won the lottery and will pick first, followed by the Winnipeg Jets and Columbus Blue Jackets. American centre Auston Matthews is expected to go first overall followed by two talented Finnish wingers, Patrik Laine or Jesse Puljujarvi. Edmonton had a 13.5% chance at winnin

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Edmonton Losses the Draft Lottery; Will Select Fourth.

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2016-04-30

You can't win them all. I don't quite know what to say, the Oilers lost the lottery tonight. All three of them in fact, and will pick fourth. I'm almost at a loss for wards. Have we lost our magic touch? Is Peter Chiarelli just not as lottery savvy as past Oilers GMs? These are questions that demand answers. Although this is not the pick that Oilers fans had hoped for, or had come to expect, it is still a pick that should land the team a very good hockey player. And after four wins in the previous six seasons, the Oilers had already established themselves as a draft lottery dynasty, tonight's slight misstep does nothing to change how future generations will view this team. What h

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Cult of Hockey: And the winner is … NOT the Edmonton Oilers, who will draft fourth overall in 2016

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-04-30

Toronto Maple Leafs win the “Auston Matthews Sweepstakes” In recent years the NHL Draft Lottery has become a staple on the hockey calendar. Like the trade deadline, Free Agent Frenzy, or the draft itself, Lottery Lunacy© has gradually worked its way into full “Event” status. Nowhere more than in Edmonton where the locals have participated in 5 of the previous 6 lotteries, winning three outright (from the #1, #2 and #3 seeds) and getting a favourable result in a fourth. That happened in 2011 when New Jersey Devils won under the rules of the day could only move up four spots, to 4th, while the top-seeded Oilers retained #1.  Most recently, Edmonton parlayed an 11.

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2016 NHL Draft Lottery results: Toronto Maple Leafs win top pick

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-04-30

The Toronto Maple Leafs have won the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery and the chance to select Auston Matthews with the first overall pick. The American centre is the consensus top prospect in the draft. Marc Crawford, Matthews’ coach this past season with the Zurich Lions, describes the 18-year-old as “everything you want in a No. 1 NHL centre.” WATCH: NHL Draft Lottery live stream | FOLLOW ALONG: Down Goes Brown’s Draft Lottery live chat Matthews tore up the Swiss-A league with 24 goals and 46 points in 36 games. “He’s a lot like Jack Eichel,” Flames president Brian Burke said during his Facebook Live chat with Sportsnet earlier in the day. “Not similar in style of play

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2016 MOCK DRAFT (OILERS DRAFT LOTTERY EDITION)

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2016-04-30

The Edmonton Oilers did not win the draft lottery today. They are slotted in a spot where an extremely talented youngster will be on the board—and we can begin to discuss the summer with most of the information in front of us (expansion draft announcement pending). MOCK DRAFT 2016 (DRAFT LOTTERY EDITION) No. 4 overall—C Pierre-Luc Dubois, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Elite Prospects: A dexterous and driven competitor that has all the makings of a dynamic two-way winger. Not the most electric skater, but is shifty and plays to the extent of his physical capabilities; he knows his limits and plays within them, which facilitates a student-like approach to the growth of his game. Possesses

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The Draft Lottery: Live Blog

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2016-04-30

4:10 PM: Lead up to the Draft Lottery Alright we are just two hours away from the 2016 Draft Lottery. There’s a lot of people saying Edmonton will win based on spite. That makes me a bit uncomfortable. I want Edmonton to win for no other reason for the salty tears that will flow. — Oiler Kris (@OilerKris) April 30, 2016 Well that’s a bit awkward. I’m a liar. I totally want the Edmonton Oilers to win it. It’s not like last year where I figured the Oilers had no chance of winning the Draft Lottery. I had either Toronto or Arizona winning the Draft Lottery, but then thought it would be hilarious if the Oilers won. Which they did. And it was. It’s not so muc

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#MakeitFive Live Coverage

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-04-30

The NHL Draft Lottery may be a poor substitute for playoff hockey, but for the last decade it is pretty much all that fans of the Edmonton Oilers have had to cheer for. However, while the on-ice results have not been kind to Edmonton, the off-ice ones certainly have. Four times in the last six years, the Oilers have won the draft lottery and the right to select first overall; at this point, the team is basically a lottery dynasty. On Saturday night, the team tries to #MakeItFive.

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