Canucks fans react to getting screwed by the draft lottery again

Apr 10 2019, 1:37 am

We should have known better.

Every year, Canucks fans find a way to forget the cursed nature of the franchise they love so dearly. Every year, they find some semblance of hope and belief.

‘Maybe they’ll win first overall!’

‘Maybe this year will be different.’

‘Maybe they’ll get a top three draft pick.’

‘They’re due.’

‘Whatever, as long as they don’t drop again.’

This year, at the encouragement of TSN 1040, fans came prepared with lucky charms.

While others looked to a higher power…

Former Canucks goalie Eddie Lack got it half right…

And here we are.

The Canucks dropped in the draft lottery for a fourth year in a row, the only NHL team that holds that distinction since the league began deciding the first three picks with a game of chance in 2016.

Part of that has to do with the fact that most teams aren’t in the draft lottery every year. Most teams find a way into the playoffs every now and then.

Though the Canucks were unlikely to move up (they had a 16% chance to move into a top three spot), unlike previous years, they were also unlikely to move down.

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Vancouver had a 48.8% chance of holding the ninth spot, but dropped down to 10th because Chicago vaulted ahead of them from No. 12 to No. 3. Yes, those are the same Blackhawks who missed the playoffs for the first time in forever after being one of the most successful franchises in the league over the past decade.

Those Blackhawks.

It was enough for even the Canucks’ official Twitter account to get sassy.

I bet New Jersey would have offered more for Taylor Hall if they knew he was going to bring his draft lottery luck with him from Edmonton. He’s two-for-two with the Devils.

Well, here’s the rest of the reactions from Canucks Nation. Warning: it wasn’t pretty:

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