2007 NHL Entry Draft expands to two days

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  1. LadyStanley

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    Good. Most people probably don't care about anything after the first.
     
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    Wasn't it only in the past 2-3 years they've done it all in one day? Maybe my memory is getting fuzzy.
     
  4. LadyStanley

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    The new CBA (i.e., post lockout) reduced the draft to seven rounds. And they squeezed it into one day.
     
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    Wonder how this will effect draft day parties for teams, if at all. I know that this year the Sabres made a big deal out of it this year...

    http://www.wgr550.com/sabres/fullstory.php?id=1659

    I just googled 5 teams and they all had draft parties as well. Getting it on TV is awesome but I can't help but think there will be some negatives as well. Sure the 2nd round is a Saturday but starting at 10am, and the players being drafted are players that most fans won't have heard of, I think the draft day parties will take quite a hit, when they seem to be a good way to wrap up a successful season, or promote a fresh start for teams that didn't do so well.
     
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    I'll say it again. The NHL needs to get all the draft on tv like the NFL and NBA do. I know the ratings would be huge, but I would think they could at least equal the Bull riding reruns that normally would be on.

    But hey, we can feel superior to the MLB which doesn't even televise it's draft.:D
     
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    Isn't MLB's something still like 50 rounds and done via a conference call among the teams? I think we should feel superior for the mere fact our teams all get together in one place to hold the draft, let alone the TV aspect.
     
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    Correct. And it is run in the middle of the season.
     
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    Stay tuned...

    Perhaps the league hasn't made all of its announcements regarding the draft and television coverage.......
     
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    Free streaming coverage of the entire draft as well as an 'inside' look into preperation of the draft by scouting staffs as well as trade chatter and a preview of the upcoming list of free agents would be nice to have featured on NHL.com.
     
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    I believe the draft was held over one day for most of its history, even when it was 11 and 12 rounds. (Except for that one conference call draft in the mid 70s which took several days). The first two-day draft that I can remember is 1994 in Hartford, when they had to work around a PGA stop in the city at the same time.

    Can't remember when it went to two days, but it was held over two days for quite a few years. Last year was, of course, a one-day draft.

    The last thing we need is the entire draft on TV. It's pointless. I could understand expanding coverage into the second round, but after that, nobody's heard of anyone being drafted. The networks wouldn't pick it up. How do you sell advertising for the fifth round of the draft?

    The NBA Draft is only two rounds. That's pretty damn easy to televise. A classic apples vs. oranges argument.
     
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    I find it strange that they only show the first round of the draft even in Canada. I would love to see the entire draft televised I dont why TSN shows the first round they should show all of them.
     
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    why? i doubt there are more than 100 canadians who know anyone being picked after the 2nd round. Its pretty much chance at that point.
     
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    Atleast have the NHL network show the entire draft
     
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    NHL Network is about to start promoting they will be broadcasting day 2. The league made an error not announcing this when the draft schedule was announced last week. (or so I've been led to believe).
     
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