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Connor Bedard's Future Was Almost Entirely Different


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Wade Messier
May 9, 2023  (11:25)
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The NHL Draft Lottery was last night, and it was finally revealed where prized prospect Connor Bedard will land. The 17-year old Canadian phenom will go to Chicago, but his fate last night almost turned out completely different.

Bedard Almost Went Home

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Last night, when the lottery balls were drawn, Chicago won the drawing for Bedard with a combination of 4-5-9-13, but had that last number been one number lower, Bedard could've been headed to Vancouver.
The way it's drawn up, the draft lottery is held behind closed doors. A machine is filled with 14 balls (numbered 1 to 14). 4 balls are picked giving us 1001 possible combinations regardless of the sequence. To put things in perspective, Canucks had 3%, so 30 winning combinations. Whereas the Ducks had 18,5%, meaning 185 combinations.

The Hawks ended up taking the sweepstakes home with the 4, 5, 9, 13 combination. While the Canucks held the 4, 5, 9, 12 combo. Canucks missed on generational talent by that much.

This has to be a heartbreak for Canucks fans, who so desperately wanted to see their hometown talent come back to the island. Unfortunately for Bedard, he will be heading off to Chicago, an organization which has come under massive fire for their covering up of a player's abuse by a coach.
Surely Canucks fans will think about how different things would be had the balls been one number lower, especially once Bedard is tearing things up in the NHL.
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