The Detroit Red Wings are coming off a terrific 3-0 win against the Carolina Hurricanes yesterday. The win, although in theory was good, did decrease the chances of the Red Wings being able to land the top pick in the NHL entry draft.
Getting into what I mean by that: Every year the NHL hosts a lottery draft. Basically, the 15 worst teams get put into a simulation draft. The team that finished worst in the league gets the highest odds, but every team in the bottom 15 does get a chance to land the top pick.
I would think that the idea behind doing the lottery is to deter teams from just giving up and tanking to get the worse record and land the top pick in the draft. It makes every game more competitive because, even if you finish as the worst team in the league, there is no guarantee you get the top pick.
So getting back to the Red Wings side of the lottery, by getting the win against the Carolina Hurricanes, it decereases their odds to get the first overall pick in the 2022 NHL entry draft. Which, would give them the chance to land budding superstar, Shane Wright.