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SportsNet analyst and former NHL GM Brian Burke didn't spare any words after the Red Wings dropped to fourth place in the league lottery on Friday night.
Despite having the best odds of the No. 1 pick overall and then likely selecting the consensus No. 1 prospect Alexis Lafreniere, Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman watched on a video conference call from his home in Bloomfield Hills as NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly announced the winner — a playoff-caliber team which loses in the first round of the play-in round scheduled to begin in late July or early August.