April 09 2015 08:31PM
Congratulations everyone, we did it. The tank was a success.
The Maple Leafs are now locked into the 27th overall in the standings - a truly horrible result - after the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Philadelphia Flyers earlier this evening. The Hurricanes are now four points ahead of the Leafs with 71, and can no longer be caught.
That of course means that, according to this year's NHL Entry Draft lottery rules, Toronto has the fourth-best chance, with 9.5%, at winning the first overall pick and the opportunity to draft Connor McDavid.
More after the jump...
April 09 2015 02:11PM
I'M BACK, BROS!
April 09 2015 09:36AM
April 09 2015 09:27AM
It's nearly the end of the hockey season, and while we're starting to get excited at the prospect of the playoffs(!), we're also excited to announce the return of something we do every year at this time: the Nation Drafts playoff pool!
The Nation Drafts playoff pool is fun, inexpensive, proceeds benefit a worthy cause, and you could win prizes! What's not to love? Read on for more details.
April 08 2015 09:16PM
There isn't a non-playoff team out there that's hurt their draft stock more than the Columbus Blue Jackets. To put things in perspective, the Blue Jackets have gone 9-0-1 in their last ten games, and they're still 10 points behind the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. They're a good team that suffered through significant injury problems and fell behind the pack, but my God did they apparently not want a high draft pick. Columbus is legitimately the hottest team in the entire league.
And that's hella good news for a supposed-to-be-tanking Toronto team that's been slowly creeping closer to the Carolina Hurricanes in the standings.