Blackhawks Finally Win
By Todd McClamroch in News on Apr 10, 2007 9:35PM
The Blackhawks, whose season ended on Sunday with a 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars, won off the ice today. The NHL Draft Drawing took place in Columbus, Ohio, today, and the Blackhawks won the number-one draft pick for the 2007 NHL Draft. Amazing stuff, 'cause their chances of winning the top pick were about the same chance as them winning a game, 8.1%.
The Blackhawks, who have missed the playoffs eight times in the past nine seasons, are badly in need of some new talent. Speculation is that they will use that pick to go after a goal scorer. A scouting report of the top forwards can be found on the Blackhawks' website. Chicagoist suspects that several of these top players are currently registering unlisted numbers to hide from our franchise on draft day.
The Blackhawks have never had the honor of being the first to select in the NHL draft. Four times previously they picked as high as third, picking up Denis Savard (1980), Ed Olczyk (1984), Cam Barker (2004) and Jonathan Toews (2006).
The first round of the NHL draft will take place in Columbus, Ohio, on June 22.