What time does day 2 of the draft start?

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  1. Marc the Habs Fan

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    I can't find the info anywhere...

    In the past it would be early in the morning, 9 or 10 am local time. Is it the case this year? Anyone know what time day 2 (June 25th) of the draft starts?
     
  2. Jag68Sid87

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    As far as I know, there is no Day 2 this year. 7 rounds, beginning at 6 pm EDT on June 24 from Vancouver.
     
  3. Marc the Habs Fan

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    Pat Hickey in today's Gazette wrote that is indeed the case today. I thought I read somewhere rounds 4-7 were on the Sunday, but I am not complaining. :)
     
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    How in the hell are they supposed to have 7 rounds when the draft starts at 3pm?
     
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    Well, it's in Vancouver, so it starts here in the Pacific Time Zone at noon (3 p.m. Eastern). Still, 7 rounds in one day, starting at noon is still crazy. I would imagine that it's split up somehow.
     
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    The first round usually takes about 2-2 1/2 hour. Each round after takes less then 1 hour. You figure when all is said and done the draft will be over about 10-11 o'clock PST.

    the draft starts at 6 PM EST/3PM PST
     
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    Its doable...

    round 1 = 240 mins/30 teams = 8 mins per pick.

    That brings them to 7pm. After that rounds 2-7 only take about as long as round 1...everything is announced from the mic.

    It should be done by 11pm...late, but its better than staying an extra day i think.
     
  8. Wild Thing

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    Boy, that's the most fan-unfriendly idea I've ever heard of in my life. East coast fans have to stay up until 4 in the morning to follow their teams' drafts? That's just nuts.

    Who's the idiot who came up with that one? It wasn't someone named Bettman by any chance, was it?
     
  9. Well, if nobody broadcasts beyond the first round, who cares about fan-unfriendly.
     
  10. Irish Blues

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    I doubt that even 1% of fans sit around anxiously waiting to hear who their team picked in the 6th and 7th rounds. Given that for those two rounds there's a better than 70% chance that the player never plays one game in the NHL, if you're really interested you're a really hardcore fan.

    Or, really bored.

    And yes ... since it's on a Saturday, I'll probably be sitting up to see who gets picked so I can do a writeup for the Blues board.
     
  11. GoBoltz56

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    Didn't they do the '05 draft in one day? It's obviously do-able.
     
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    Doesn't The NHL Network broadcast after round 1?
     
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    For me personally I like it. I'm prepared to stay up until 4 am to monitor the draft. Waking up at 9am isn't nearly as doable for me on a Sunday. I can't wait.
     
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    You are right. And as has already been pointed out, after the first round things move very quickly. Finishing 7 rounds in a day is not a problem, even starting at the later time 3:00pm local time. No one will be up until 4 AM.
     
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    Yeah but keep in mind that the '05 draft wasn't a full 7 round one like it usually is so it was easier to finish an entire draft in a day under those circumstances. Plus, it began at 12 noon local time giving them a 6 hour head start on this year's draft.
     
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    It was a 7 round draft. Not sure where you go that. And it begins at 3:00 local time, 6:00 EST.
     
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    I posted this about a month ago in another thread here because I got the "only 1 day this year" info from the league office... and thererafter, several other HF posters pointed out to me- rather sharply- that, no, I was wrong- the draft took place over two days with rounds 1-3 on the 2st day and the rest on the 2nd day. :shakehead
     
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    Oops, don't I feel stupid. I totally forgot that it was a full 7 rounds, I guess I just remember them saying that there was a possibility of having a condensed version of the draft due to the lockout. I feel really dumb now, my apologies for my comments before. :innocent:

    And yes, I'm aware of the start time for this year, that's why I find it hard to believe that they could fit in a full 7 rounds starting 6 hours later than they did last year. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the '05 draft and almost every draft prior to it start at 9am Pacific, 12noon Eastern?
     
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    They have usually started at noon, it's true. Last year was done quite early in the evening, as I recall, so this year it should be done about the same time as your typical evening hockey game would finish, as a rough guess.
     

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