NHL doesn't let Vancouver Canucks use mascot as draft lottery representative

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NHL doesn't let Vancouver Canucks use mascot as draft lottery representative
NHL doesn't let Vancouver Canucks use mascot as draft lottery representative

The NHL draft lottery is one of the stranger events on the league calendar. While extremely important for teams in that future success is largely decided by a bit of good fortune on lottery day, the event itself just involves deputy commissioner Bill Daly flipping over cards. So forgive the Vancouver Canucks for wanting to spice the day up a bit. Canucks general manager Jim Benning said on the radio after the event — which saw his team grab the No. 7 pick — that the team wanted to send their mascot, FIN, as the team's representative. Unfortunately, the NHL shot down the idea. What could have been. The Buffalo Sabres, the league's worst team in the regular season, won the lottery and now

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