Second phase of NHL draft lottery set for Monday

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Each club eliminated during the NHL's play-in round will have a 12.5 per cent chance of picking first in the next NHL draft.

In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Canada's Alexis Lafreniere during during practice at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly held a blue card as the draft lottery approached its crucial moment in late June.

And with that, the second phase of the unique process in a season like no other was triggered, signalling that the first eight franchises eliminated from the NHL's 24-team restart would earn the right to pick prized winger Alexis Lafreniere. The eight teams eliminated from the league's qualifying round -- the Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Winnipeg Jets and the loser of Sunday's Game 5 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets -- will be in the mix.The Los Angeles Kings own the second selection in the draft, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 9 and 10, while the Ottawa Senators will choose third and fifth. The No.

After the draw for the No. 1 pick, selections nine through 15 will be determined by the regular-season points percentage of the other seven losers in the qualifying round at the time the league's suspended play March 12 because of COVID-19.The league was originally scheduled to hold the 2020 draft at the Bell Centre in Montreal, not far from Lafreniere's hometown of St-Eustache, Que.

 

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Pack your bags Alex you’re going to be an Oiler.

It’s already fixed

All teams outside the playoffs should have a shot. But the way they did this with perennial playoff teams having a shot to get him is ridiculous.

This is a crock of crap. The worse team deserves the number 1 pick regardless. If a team tanks to get the pick, oh well.

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