According to The Dispatch's crack research team -- Aaron Portzline, a large mug of coffee and My Morning Jacket's Acoustic Citsuoca -- here's what the numbers would look like.
There would be a total of 50 balls in the hopper and the Blue Jackets would have five of them, two more than anybody else in the league. Five balls? Yes. The Blue Jackets have all three of their own -- no playoffs, no No. 1 overall picks -- plus the first-round pick of the New York Rangers (Rick Nash trade) and Los Angeles Kings (Jeff Carter trade). That's a 10 percent shot at winning the No. 1 overall pick, something the Jackets -- despite their struggles -- have never won.