Now that the Flames free fall (1-8-1 in the last 10) has put us in 2nd last place in the entire league i guess we can start getting excited for the NHL draft lottery that will take place before the actual draft in June.
If the season ended today the Toronto Maple Leafs would have a 20% chance of winning the lottery followed by the Flames at 13.5%…Now get this, the Oilers who have had the top draft choice 4 of the last 6 years sit at an 11% chance of once again winning the top draft choice. Doesn’t seem fair does it.
Unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at it all seven Canadian teams will have a chance at the top choice via the lottery.
The top stud in this years draft…well you won’t hear much about him because he plays in Europe but he is American born with Mexican heritage. His name is Auston Matthews and this guy already stands at 6′ 2″ plays center and is said to be quick with his hands and feet, knows the ice on both ends and is mature in age.
If the Flames do get lucky and draft him…I can gurantee you I’d be be cheering ‘Mexico…clap clap clap…Mexico…clap clap clap .. etc
To see video on Matthews check out the link below and to read up more on him click here.