Sorry if this has already been posted... The NHL has a contingency draft plan in case the season is lost. It isn't set yet, but the basics are in place. The draft is scheduled for June, but there won't be a draft until there is a new collective bargaining agreement, NHL executive vice president Bill Daly says. After a deal is in place, the league is expected to determine the draft order with a weighted lottery involving all 30 teams--last season's worst teams would have a greater chance of picking first. Having a contingency plan does not mean the league is planning to kill the season. It's just an appropriate precaution. . . .