How is it decided then? I thought it was 1-15 (the teams who didnt make the playoffs) 16-30 (the team that exit the playoffs first picks at 16, the 2nd team that exits pick 17th etc) ?
I believe it works like this:
SC winner = 30
Runner-up = 29
Conference runners-up = 27 & 28
Then any remaining division winners take the next 2-6 picks
After that, it goes in order by points, with the lottery winner moving up 4 spots max.
Wings had the 7th most points, putting them in the 24th spot. But Philly, Montreal (conference finalists), and Buffalo (division winner) all move behind us, putting us in 21st.