Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray admitted, the proposed changes to the NHL draft lottery system are not ideal for the Sabres next year.
Murray said today at the NHL Draft, he believes the odds for the worst team to land the top pick will decrease from 25% to 19% or 20% next year. In 2016, the lottery would expand from just the top overall pick to the top three picks.
“Greedily, I’m upset because I think we have more of a chance of next season being one of the lower teams, which I don’t like, but I think that’s just reality and I look at it that way,” said Murray.
Murray said he hoped the changes would not take effect for another three to five years, but that was not the case.
“If it’s three years out… I don’t care, I don’t plan on being involved in the top pick,” said Murray.
The changes still have to be approved by the NHL Players Association in order to go into effect for 2015.