For fans of tanking/struggling teams, you aren’t really circling games on a calendar.
(Do teams really do that, anyway? Seems very cinematic …)
Instead, you’re looking beyond 2015-16 to the off-season, and it appears as if there is a new date of importance. The Draft Lottery for the 2016 NHL Draft will happen on April 30, according to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox.
That’s been backed up by other outlets, and also by Cox’s Sportsnet colleague Elliotte Friedman.
As of today, the Toronto Maple Leafs have the best odds, with a 20 percent chance to land the No. 1 pick. TSN provides regularly updated “standings,” which will serve as an added insult for fans of Canadian NHL teams.