Published by hockeybuzz.com, 4-9-2019
It's NHL Draft Lottery Day today, something the Buffalo Sabres are all too familiar with as of late. Yeah, it's been rough these past six seasons, but the good news is that the Sabres will be at or near the top of the draft again adding more talent, which is something they need.
Buffalo finished in 27th place this season giving them the fifth-best odds of landing the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. They can land anywhere in the top-three through the lottery, can pick fifth, or drop down to as low as eighth if other teams jump them. The only spot they won't be drafting is fourth-overall.
Here are the odds for where the Sabres land after all the ping pong balls are counted:
As the odds indicate, there seems to be a good chance that at least one or two teams will jump ahead of them.
There are a couple of sites where you can spin the draft lottery wheel for fun.
nhlnumbers.com has one and after a spin there, this is what we came up with:
tankathon.com also has a simulator and after one spin, we got this:
Colorado Avalanche (via Ottawa)
New Jersey Devils
Detroit Red Wings
The lottery event will be held in Toronto tonight beginning at 8 P.M. ET and broadcast live on NBCSN in the States, Sportsnet and TVA.