If the Chicago Blackhawks lose the “play in” series, a chance at the first pick is still there.
The players on the Chicago Blackhawks couldn’t care less about the Draft Lottery right now. Players always want to win and rightfully so. They want to defeat the Edmonton Oilers so they have a chance at the playoffs. It is a strange season because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Draft Lottery is a no exception. There was something that happened during the drawing that shook the hockey would and could have some crazy effects for years to come.
The Draft Lottery drew names for the first three picks in the draft. The third overall pick is going to the Ottawa Senators, the second pick belongs to the Los Angeles Kings, and the first overall pick was won by a placeholder. That means that the teams that fail to advance past the play-in round will have a second drawing with equal odds.