Draft Lottery to be held behind closed doors

According to Eklund, the draft lottery will take place behind closed doors at the Board of Governor’s meeting, with the results to be made public at the press conference for the league after the players ratify the new CBA.

This supports the rigging theory which would allow Crosby to join a big market team to gain more attention and hopefully more revenue for the league. Even though I don’t think the NHL lottery was ever held publicly or televised, this is interesting to think about. I think it would be a shame if he ended up on a low market team like Buffalo or Carolina.