NHL draft change: ALL NON PLAYOFF TEAMS can win the #1 pick....
2013 NHL Draft Lottery and NHL Draft information - 2013 NHL Draft
NEW YORK -- The 2013 NHL Draft Lottery, to be held this year on Monday, April 29, will be the first in NHL history where all 14 clubs not qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, or the clubs that have acquired the first-round drafting positions of those non-playoff clubs, will have a chance at winning the right to the first overall selection. Under the previous lottery system, only the five teams with the fewest points in the standings had the opportunity to win the first overall selection as rules dictated no team could move up more than four spots.
I thought this was semi kings related (due to us not having a #1 pick) (and if we DO NOT make the playoffs)
Mods can move this if they need to..