Tentative NHL draft date - August 6

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  1. Jaded-Fan

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    Nothing on TSN's website.
     
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    Perhaps it is elsewhere. The quote is there, last line, of the USAToday article.
     
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    This was reported already. Straight from TSN:
    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=128189&hubName=nhl
     
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    there was a brief mention of it on the TSN report on the last week of negotiations
     
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    I'm getting married August 6th! I'm going to put Sidney Crosby down on my wedding list and see what happens...
     
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    Poor bastar.d.
     
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    Does anyone know if it is still guaranteed in Ottawa?
     
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    If somebody did, don't you think you would know by now? ;)

    They did mention in that TSN article that they were thinking of holding some event in Ottawa (not at the Corel Centre, and much more scaled back, having only the top prospects). They also mentioned it could go on in New York too.

    I bet if they get the deal done by the first week of July, they'd hold it in Ottawa.
     
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    Was guaranteed but then cancelled, so no.
     
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    Today I received a survey from the Ottawa Senators as an Ottawa Insider. The survey had all sorts of questions on the logos, fan support, lockout, the draft in Ottawa and would I attend. It was interesting as it seems the teams now want to know what fans think about the rules changes and other issues. It probably means it is more than just a rumour and they want to see how fans will react to that and all of the other changes.

    I would love to go to the draft but I am too far away.
     
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    Wow thanks guys anyone else want to comment?

    Well dont you think I wouldnt have asked if I had known by now?

    I will defenitely be in attendance if it is in Ottawa. I think haveing it anywhere else would be a real slap in the face.
     
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    Can you post the survey?
     
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    I heard a report that it would be in NY via telephone conference (with maybe only the top ten picks showing up).
     
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    Here is the link to the survey.
    https://www.ottawasenatorsinsider.com/insiders/Register.jsp
    They wouldn't let me take it again so I couldn't copy and paste the contents. It was about five or more pages long. I know of another site (Ottawa Senators) where it is posted in entirety but I don't think I can paste a link to another message board here. PM if you want the link.
     
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    Bert, you don't want it in Ottawa this time if you are in the tourism and services industries in town. If it happens, it would be a really scaled down affair. Better to wait until next year, when the draft would again be a full blown event with all the picks in town, teams with desks on the floor, etc. I know it would be a tickle to have Crosby in town for the big event, but from a purely economic perspective Ottawa is better off waiting.
     
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    Which is really all they can do. It's unfortunate for the city of Ottawa but IMO that is the only option.
     
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    Holy crap! Do we live in the 1930's or something?? It's not like all the people involved in the draft have to come here by dog team or coal fired trains.

    The NHL would be missing out big time if they don't present their newest star under anything but a traditional draft setting. Having Crosby in Ottawa would be enough to fill half the rink alone. Not to mention having the likes of Gretzky and Lemieux on hand. So there would be plenty of public support for having the draft live in Ottawa.

    There's plenty of time to get something put together for the draft in Ottawa. No question.
     
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    I'm not sure, but I thought what I read on tsn was that they might have a formal draft for the first two rounds, and the rest would be via telaconfrence. I would take it if I were Ottawa. If they don't they will not likely get a shot at hosting untill at least 2008.
     
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    Thanks for the link Ladybugblue :)
     
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    Exactly we dont get it in Ottawa until 2008 at the earliest. I dont see how the only way to have it is via telephone in New York thats just stupid, the nhl is in shambles they are not going to skip any opportunity to have a big event. The draft is the most important day of the year for all of the teams league wide, its the best opportunity to improve your team.

    This is prolbably one of the best possible drafts to host if you are the city of Ottawa. The obvious reason being Crosby but the second reason is the player who is ranked second after Sid is an Ottawa area kid.
     
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