The 2009 NHL Draft Lottery is tonight, and the odds are of course in the New York Islanders' favor. The team is being coy about what it would do with the top pick, but the bottom line is that this could be one of the single most important nights in the history of the franchise. Assuming this Tavares kid doesn't Daigle it up.
The fun starts at 8 p.m. on Versus, and please do join us for a live blog of the lottery this evening here on Puck Daddy. Just be gentle if things don't go well for the Islanders fans. They're fragile.
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