Quick Hits: The Lottery Eve Edition

In Red Wings Land

What Detroit Red Wings could do with second overall pick: NHL draft lottery countdown - Freep

If the Wings draw the second pick, Yzerman’s choices are headlined by forwards Tim Stützle and Quinton Byfield. Jamie Drysdale is the top-ranked defenseman in the draft.

Helene is really high on the German kid.

Around the NHL

Biggest winners and losers in NHL Draft Lottery history - Sportsnet

Dishonourable mentions: The last-placed Atlanta Thrashers missing out on Rick Nash and picking oft-injured goalie Kari Lehtonen at No. 2 in the 2002 draft.