The Buffalo Sabers were the main winners of the NHL lottery lottery in 2018, putting the top overall selection for the project this year. The lottery project, which is defined by some very scientific ping-pong balls, eventually decided that the Sabers would choose first. But this is almost not so.
The Chicago Blackhawks were almost the owners of the prestigious favorite, which, with the exception of any surprises, will be used by the talented defender Rasmus Dakhlin.
Consider this personnel analysis, which shows how the Blackhawks’ ball was robbed by the Saibers ball.
If Blackhawks ’11 ball appeared, they would have their first best choice, since in 2007 they chose Patrick Kane.
Chicago is approaching the victory in the lottery, playing up to its season. The Blackhawks had 2017-18 to forget where almost everything that could go wrong ended up with what happened wrong. The narrowly absent main choice is only an insult to injury, but the team should feel better knowing that they still have the eighth overall choice, and another choice from the first round of Nashville Predators.
Ironically, Saber is now chosen first the next year in which they tried to make their best foot forward. This is compared to 2015, when they tried to tank for the first choice, but eventually got a second general choice.