As you all have likely seen by now, the Wild will pick seventh in this year's entry draft in Pittsburgh. This is the position they... um... earned through their play in the regular season. The Edmonton Oilers won the draft lottery, moving into the first overall position, and sending their fan base scrambling to find Nail Yakupov's Corsi and Fenwick numbers.
This, of course, moves the Columbus Blue Jackets back to the second overall pick. That really is unfortunate for them, since they could really use the help the first overall pick would provide. More so, it is a slap in the face of the fan base, who endured a remarkably painful season, only to lose their pick to a team that has already had two cracks at that particular pinata.
For the Wild, it means no change in draft position, and their highest draft pick since taking Benoit Pouliot fourth overall in 2005.
Previous seventh overall picks include: Darryl Sydor, Jason Arnott, Shane Doan, Paul Mara, Manny Malhotra, Mike Komisarek, Joffery Lupul, Ryan Suter, Kyle Okposo, Jakub Voracek, and Jeff Skinner.
Who you got, Wilderness?