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10 ways the Boston Bruins can win the Draft Lottery

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Unfortunately, Gary "I thought the lockout was great and nobody is interested in Capgeek" Bettman has decided to make the 2015 Draft Lottery a private affair. Thats the bad news. I mean, it would be better to see Interim GM Cam Neely jump for joy when the ball drops. But no, the NHL has an incredibly interesting situation on its hands and would rather you don't watch it. The good news is that this will make it easier for the Bruins to rig it in their favor. As we all know, Gary and Jeremy are part of the same Vampiric Coven, extracting millions out of us for their own amusement under the guise of "promoting hockey." Not that I'm bitter.

There are going to be 14 balls in one of those bingo things, and here is how those balls can combine to give the Bruins Connor McDavid. They can be pulled in any order. An 11-12-13-14 combination means they re-draw.

1 2 8 9
1 2 8 12
1 2 11 12
2 6 7 8
3 4 9 11
3 5 9 11
3 6 10 14
4 5 7 11
4 5 12 13
7 10 13 14

As you can see, each number shows up once per sequence. So how often does each ball show up? Not often:

Ball Occurrences
1 3
2 4
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 2
7 3
8 3
9 3
10 2
11 4
12 3
13 2
14 2

Looks like it would be fun. Ah well. You can see the results of the bidding war draft lottery on your mobile alerts sometime before the 8pm Rangers/Penguins game. Enjoy!