The NHL held its annual draft lottery last night.
The good news is that the Montreal Canadiens did not move down in the draft order, maintaining their position at third overall.
The bad news is that the Edmonton Oilers - for the third year in a row - has obtained the first overall selection.
How a team with the likes of Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle can be so dismal is beyond me.
Why the league chooses to reward their continued incompetence flummoxes me even further.
Regardless, the opportunity to obtain a game-changing player presents itself to the Habs.
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