The Detroit Red Wings suffered through the worst regular season in several decades last year, earning by far the fewest number of points among the 31 NHL franchise in 2019-20. And yet, they only earned the 4th overall draft selection.
This year, the Buffalo Sabres earned the unfortunate distinction of being the NHL’s worst regular season team. And they’ll be picking 1st overall. Meanwhile, the Red Wings will be drafting 6th overall for the third time in the past four years.
— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) June 2, 2021
And as you can imagine, there were plenty of less than excited fans on social media soon afterwards.
— Chris (@crufio812) June 2, 2021
— badger (@DetBadger) June 2, 2021
Total BS once again! 😡😡😡
— Shane Snyder (@ShaneGoBlue) June 2, 2021
Anyone else really F***ing sick of draft lotteries?!?!?
— Tom O'Malley (@TomOmalley942) June 2, 2021
At least we didnt drop 🤷♂️ stevie looked a bit upset tho lol
— 〽️ (@Michigan_Man1) June 2, 2021
At least we won those useless games the last month 🙄🙄👎🏻
— Mark Johnson (@Leftycoach49) June 2, 2021
The best of the worst options
— Linda (@lindylou266) June 2, 2021
Just low enough to get the project that sits in GR for 3 years and never pans out. Nice.
— Brady Did Nothing Wrong (@stevebilka) June 2, 2021
— Rilo Johnson (@RiloJohnson) June 2, 2021
Awful. I don’t like Gary Bettman.
— David Behman (@behman2010) June 2, 2021
All of Detroit sports… pic.twitter.com/3wF6sRsRvJ
— ChrisA_____🌷💐🌦️🌻 (@ChrisA_______) June 2, 2021