There are a lot of potential Big Stories of teams winning the draft Lottery. With almost every team, there is a big story here. Which would be the biggest?
Edmonton - 5th 1st overall within 9 years. McDavid/Dhalin has to be idiot proof? Even Chia Proof?
Chicago - 1st year out of playoffs for mini-dynasty, gets new franchise player to build around.
Calgary - Throwing away Dahlin + 2 2nds for Hamonic
Islanders - If they win with either pick, is it enough for Tavares to stay? If he leaves still, it certainly makes it less painful
Senators - Replacement for Karlsson, making him even more tradeable to acquire more depth elsewhere.
Habs/Rangers - Big Market teams that need a fresh start. Story would be huge in either city.
Coyotes/Sabres - Justice for missing out of McDavid?
Vancouver - Would really speed up their rebuild. Sedins may want to stick around to mentor Dahlin.
Detroit - Crosby/Lemieux. McDavid/Gretzky. Dahlin/Lidstrom? Will history continue to selfishly reward the elite to a select few teams?