Found April 11, 2012 on Tonight's Healthy Scratches:
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly announced the results of the 2012 NHL Draft Lottery from five to one on Tuesday night, and for the third time in six years, the worst team in the league did not win it. The Edmonton Oilers will be the first team on the clock for the third consecutive season, after winning the lottery with the second best chances heading into the evening. Columbus, who has already been through enough this season, did not secure the first overall pick despite holding the best chance to win the lottery. So we can add this to the firing of their head coach, computers becoming self-aware and rooting against them, a failed acquisition of Jeff Carter and an uncertain future ahead for their captain. Through all these hardships, the one silver lining seemed to be that their year-long sentence in the NHL's basement would be rewarded with the consensus top prospect, Nail Yakupov of the Ontario Hockey League's Sarnia Sting. Well, think again Jackets fans. The lotter...
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