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NHL2007 Entry Draft date question -- 23 or 24?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by the_rookie, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. the_rookie

    the_rookie Member

    I'm doing a rewrite for a story and I've come across two possible dates on the draft -- the 23 and 24. In a press release it says the 24, but on TSN.com it says the 23. On the Columbus site and newspapers, it's the 23.

    Thanks for your help guys.
  2. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Wikipedia also says June 23, if that's any help.
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    June 23 is a Saturday so I'm betting that's the day. Now there's only seven rounds so they might get it all done in one day. I think it used to take two to do all nine rounds.

    Huggy would know for sure.
  4. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    I thouht last year they did it over two days for the first time, joining the NFL in their over production of the big day, also televising the second round of the draft. I think anyways. I could be wrong. So you could actually be looking at the 23 and 24h.
  5. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    It is in fact over both days, and with the exception of the Crosby draft it's been a two-day affair for a while. The Crosby draft was done without any fanfare and was wrapped up on the Saturday.

    They usually do the first three rounds on Saturday and finish it on Sunday.
  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    This year's draft in Vancouver was only one day. My info shows that next year's draft in Columbus is on June 23.
  7. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Oh. I just assumed that since it didn't start until 6:00 EDT last year, it was a two-day thing.
  8. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    To me it seemed like a two-day thing waiting for the late picks to be made.
  9. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Let's have a draught party at the Goose. :)
  10. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Sounds like a good plan, except let's have it a few months early, say between Dec. 6 and 10.
  11. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    Because everyone gets hyped up for the NHL Draft ... :)
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    It's dull as shit but you can read a book/the Saturday paper while you wait around. And usually, after the 15th pick in the first round, it's a toss-up.
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