The NHL holds its draft lottery tonight (5, NBC Sports), and the Florida Panthers have the best odds of winning. The draw will determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the league’s amateur draft June 30. Florida finished with the fewest points in the NHL. It has a 25 percent chance of winning the draw, followed by Colorado at 19 percent and Tampa Bay at 14 percent. In previous years, the lottery-winning team could move up no more than four slots in the draft order. This year, the winning draw will draft first overall. The remaining 13 teams are slotted in reverse order of their regular-season point totals. – Associated Press
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