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TORONTO — The Colorado Avalanche won the NHL draft lottery on Monday.
The Florida Panthers own the second pick for June’s draft, while the Tampa Bay Lightning have the third selection.
Colorado had an 18.8 percent chance of winning the lottery after finishing the regular season with a 16-25-7 record, worst in the Western Conference.
The Panthers, who finished last in the NHL with a 15-27-6 mark, had the best odds of winning the lottery at 25 percent but had to settle for the No. 2 pick.
Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones is the No. 1 ranked North American skater according to the NHL Central Scouting Bureau. Jones is the son of former NBA player Popeye Jones.
The lottery adopted a different format this year, with all of the 14 non-playoff teams having a shot at the first overall pick. The remaining 13 squads will be slotted in reverse order of their regular-season points.
In previous years, the lottery-winning team could move up no more than four spots in the draft order.
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Not even the Colorado Avalanche could screw up the top pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.After winning the draft lottery Monday night, the Avalanche appeared set to draft stellar all-purpose defenseman Seth Jones, who currently plays for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League.
Jones, the son of former NBA player and assistant coach Popeye Jones, is the top-rated prospect...
The Colorado Avalanche have called up goalie Calvin Pickard. The goalie has a 2.47 goals against average in 47 games this season and will serve as the backup goaltender.
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On Monday evening, the fourteen teams who did not qualify for the NHL playoffs were placed in a lottery to determine the draft order in the 2013 NHL Draft. While the Edmonton Oilers have won the lottery each of the last three years, it was the Colorado Avalanche who won it this year, meaning they will have the first overall selection in the upcoming draft. The Florida Panthers, who...
NHLTags: 2013 NHL Entry DraftColorado AvalancheJonathan DrouinNathan MackinnonSeth JonesFor the second year in a row, the NHL team with the second worst regular season record has won the first overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft.
The Colorado Avalanche will pick #1 overall when the 2013 NHL Entry Draft kicks off at the Prudential Center...
The first choice overall at this summer’s NHL Draft will go to the Colorado Avalanche as the Western Conference club won the league’s draft lottery on April 29. There were 14 teams eligible to win the lottery with Colorado moving up from the number two position to grab the coveted first spot. The Avalanche can now trade the selection or use it to choose first at the 2013...
With the first overall selection, the Colorado Avalanche select...
For two years in a row, the second to last place team has won the draft lottery and this year it will be the Colorado Avalanche.
The Avs are now in prime position to draft defenseman Seth Jones, the player who learned hockey from Colorado. Jones, the 6'4 205 pound defenseman, finished the year as the top...
Even though the Colorado Avalanche had already been eliminated from Playoff contention, that didn’t stop goalie Semyon Varlamov from playing his heart out. Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cullen got his own rebound and fired a second shot past Varlamov and it was trickling toward the net when Varlamov made this miraculous save. The puck was nearly over the goal line when he swiped...
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
There is speculation that Joe Sakic will be the Colorado Avalanche’s new president, which would push Pierre Lacroix into retirement.
There are also rumours that general manager Greg Sherman, whose contract is up at the end of June, will be going too, but Sherman fired coach Joe Sacco on Sunday.
It is quite possible that Sherman...
Get ready to see Erik Johnson and Seth Jones together. Oh, don’t kid yourself. The Avs need a D-man. Jones lived in Denver. Put it together. Colorado (16-25-7) beat out the Florida Panthers, will select second, for the first pick. The Tampa Bay Lightning, Nashville Predators and Carolina Hurricanes will round out the top five. Follow me on twitter, @StevenEllisNHL.
The bad news:
The Sabres will not be getting the first overall pick. That. goes to the Colorado Avalanche
The good news:
The Sabres will stay in the eighth spot.
The Panthers went into the NHL Draft Lottery with the best odds to acquire the #1 pick in this year's draft, and left with #2 as the Colorado Avalanche left victorious. With a glaring hole on defense logic would say phenom defenseman Seth Jones will be the next member of the Avs.
After the lottery Panther fans were drowning in their sorrows that this disaster of a season...
Let me get out a crystal ball and predict how the 2013 NHL Draft will go down, now that we've had the lottery and know who won.
1. Colorado Avalanche - This is a feel-good situation for them, as they required a top pairing defenseman. They'll take Seth Jones and won't think twice about it. Huge D-man, amazing offensively, can hit to hurt...Beast.
2. Florida Panthers...