Connor Bedard lottery: we have great news for Montreal Canadiens fans

Published April 13, 2023 at 7:35 PM
BY WILSON SALAUN
According to Tankathon, Thursday morning, the Montreal Canadiens' chances of drafting talented Connor Bedard first overall in the upcoming draft are 8.5%.

However, if the team manages to surpass the Arizona Coyotes - who are currently one point ahead of them and also have a game to play - these chances could drop to 7.5%

Although it would have been preferable to have better mathematical chances of choosing the next great talent, Marco Normandin from the website HF has just given us hope. Since the implementation of the NHL draft lottery in 1995 (under the old format), only 11 of the 28 teams that finished in last place have received the first overall pick. In other words, 61% of the first overall picks have been awarded to teams that did not have the best odds of getting them.




The Montreal Canadiens were the last team to get the first overall pick despite having the best odds of winning it last season. According to statistics, the chances of the team currently in 32nd place drafting Bedard are slim, but it's not impossible for an unexpected team to get the first pick, as was the case with the Blue Jackets, Sharks, or Ducks.

However, it would be better for the Habs to finish in 28th place rather than 27th in front of the Coyotes, as even a 1% difference could make all the difference in the end.

Even though it may sting, fans could root for the Boston Bruins. We will have a better idea of each team's chances in the coming days as the NHL season comes to an end. The lottery draw will take place on May 8th at 7:00 p.m. live on television.
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