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2017 NHL Draft Lottery preview: Red Wings odds, time, TV coverage and live streaming

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Tonight, we will finally find out where the Red Wings will end up in the 2017 NHL Draft.

2017 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Photo by Mathieu Belanger/Getty Images

You didn’t forget, did you? Well ever if you did, we won’t judge you. In fact, we’ve got you covered if you’re planning on watching.

Start time: 7:30pm ET
TV Broadcast: NBC Sports Network
Online streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra

The lottery will take place right before Pittsburgh vs Washington. Here is a full look at the odds for each team in the lottery (may look bad if you’re on a mobile device):

Lottery odds

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
COL 18 16 14.1 51.9
VAN 12.1 11.8 11.3 34.1 30.7
VGS 10.3 10.3 10.1 11.9 39.3 18.1
ARI 10.3 10.3 10.1 2.1 22.8 34.6 9.7
NJD 8.5 8.6 8.8 7.2 33 28.7 5.2
BUF 7.6 7.8 8 14.3 38.2 21.4 2.6
DET 6.7 7 7.2 23.3 39.7 14.8 1.2
DAL 5.8 6.1 6.4 33.7 38 9.6 0.5
FLA 5.4 5.7 6 44.5 32.8 5.4 0.2
LAK 4.5 4.8 5.1 56.4 26.4 2.7 0.1
CAR 3.2 3.4 3.7 67.7 20.6 1.3 0
WPG 2.7 2.9 3.2 76.5 14.3 0.5 0
PHI 2.2 2.4 2.6 84.4 8.3 0.1
TBL 1.8 2 2.2 91.2 2.9
NYI 0.9 1 1.1 97
Full lottery odds

As you can see, the Red Wings have a 6.7% chance of landing the first overall pick, and a marginally better chance at getting 2nd or 3rd overall. While they are guaranteed a top-10 pick, they’re best odds are to land at 8th overall.

How it works

The first three picks will be decided on a drawing of ping-pong balls. The remaining teams will be sorted by points, picks 4-15.

Lottery simulation

So is it Nico or Nolan? Well, for the Wings, probably neither. I ran the Tankathon lottery simulator once (I swear, just once) just for the fun of it, because that’s all you get — one shot. Here’s what happened:

Lottery results
Tankathon

Keep in mind, these picks go in favor of draft rankings, and will likely look extremely different. That being said, Cale Makar would be a great pickup for the Red Wings. The only problem is that his production has come at a very low level in the Alberta Juniors. Not to mention the fact that I think the Wings are going to try and go for a “home run” player. What I mean by that is a guy with skill, and size. Juuso Valimaki fits the mold perfectly, if they go defense.


I’ll have your recap and instant reaction this evening, along with a miniature mock draft that goes over the top 15 picks. See you then!