The balls will be pulled in New York, and the results will be announced in Toronto Tuesday night at 8 p.m. on Versus and TSN. Yes, the 2010 NHL Draft Drawing is sure to be fun for the whole family.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli will be in Toronto hoping the drawing is more than just fun. He wants what all the other GMs involved want — the No. 1 pick. Nonetheless, the Bruins’ GM wouldn’t reveal during a conference call about the playoffs whether he’s bringing any lucky talisman’s or wearing his lucky tie to the event.
“It’s something we can’t control now. But I’m looking forward to it,” he said.
Boston has the second-best chance at winning the drawing. The worst Boston can do is come out with the third pick, and that’s only if one of the teams within four spots wins and moves up. So Chiarelli likes the position his team is in thanks for the trade he made with Toronto that jettisoned Phil Kessel.
“Obviously, you hope to get the No. 1 pick. And then next you hope to maintain the No. 2 position,” said Chiarelli. “But if we drop to three, we’re going to get a really good player at 3. It’s almost a win-win, but it would be nice to maintain the top-two status.”