A large number of people seem not to know how spots 15-30 will be determined. There was a change this year. In March (after the trade deadline), the Board of Govs voted 23-6 with 1 abstention to give the 30th pick to the Cup winner, 29th to the Cup runner-up, 28th and 27th to the losing conference finalists based on inverse of regular season point total. THEN, picks 15-26 are distributed to the 12 teams that lose in the first two rounds. Pick 26 goes to the division winning team with the highest regular season point total that lost in rounds 1 or 2. Pick 25 goes to the next highest division winner. There will always be at least 2 division winners knocked out in the first two rounds, and possibly up to all 6. So, if all 6 division winners lose in the first two rounds (say, the conference finalists are Calgary-San Jose and Ottawa-NYR), then picks 21-26 would go in this order: Atlanta 21, Vancouver 22, NJ 23, Anaheim 24, Detroit 25, Buffalo 26. There is no distinction between losing in rounds 1 or 2. So round 1 eliminated Pittsburgh with 105 regular season points isn't jumping in front of the 94-point Rangers if the Rangers lose in round 2. Right now Atlanta was a division winner who lost in the first two rounds. We are waiting to see how many other division winners will drop. If one more drops, Atlanta is 25th. Two more, Atlanta is 24th and so on. If Calgary, Tampa and Dallas all win their first round series, Atlanta (to STL) picks no worse than 23. For the record, non-division winners finished this way in points: Nashville - 110 San Jose - 107 (51 wins) Dallas - 107 (50 wins) Ottawa - 105 (48 wins) Pittsburgh - 105 (47 wins) Minnesota - 104 Calgary - 96 NYR - 94 Tampa - 93 NYI - 92 Trades aside, with Minnesota, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, NYI, Nashville, Tampa, Calgary, Dallas, Vancouver, Ottawa, NYR, San Jose, Buffalo and Detroit eliminated: Islanders will get the 15th pick. Tampa gets the 16th pick. Rangers get the 17th pick. Calgary gets the 18th pick. Minnesota gets the 19th pick. Pittsburgh gets the 20th pick. Dallas gets the 21st pick. San Jose gets the 22d pick. Nashville gets the 23d pick. Atlanta gets the 24th pick. Vancouver gets the 25th pick. NJ gets the 26th pick. Detroit gets the 27th pick. Buffalo gets the 28th pick. Ottawa gets the 29th or 30th pick. Anaheim gets the 29th or 30th pick. So, rather than correct every single mock draft going forward, can people look at this and adjust?