Matvei Michkov

This Will Smith is not an NHL draft prospect

Draft prospect Connor Bedard — or even Adam Fantilli and Leo Carlsson — clearly have not been on the minds of the Coyotes coaches and players since mid-January. Arizona has points in its past six games and six of its past seven. Over the past 10 games, the Coyotes are 4-3-3. They now lead the NHL’s last-place team, the Columbus Blue Jackets, by eight points. They lead the Chicago Blackhawks by seven and the Anaheim Ducks by four. This is not prime tanking technique. There is no guarantee that the team with the worst overall record will win the NHL Draft Lottery this spring. The odds below are far from ideal, but they are still better than all of the…