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NHL Draft Lottery Changes Could Impact Blackhawks Fans

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    NHL Draft Lottery Changes Could Impact Blackhawks Fans
    James Neveau
    2017 NHL Entry Draft

    If the Chicago Blackhawks manage to get one of the top three picks in the NHL Draft, their fans will have to wait a bit longer to find out exactly what selection they got.

    In a press release issued on Thursday, the NHL revealed that picks four through 15 in the draft will be revealed during a special show beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    If the Blackhawks get into the top three however, fans will have to wait until the second intermission of a game between the Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks to find out which of the selections the team received.

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    Currently, the Blackhawks have the seventh-best odds of getting the first overall pick, with a 6.5 percent chance of getting the selection.

    The team also has a slightly better than 20 percent chance of getting into the top three, according to the league.

    The NHL Draft Lottery special will air at 6:30 p.m. on NBC 5 Chicago, and the reveal of the picks will occur during the second period of the Vegas-San Jose game, which begins at 7 p.m. 

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