Heard from multiple NHL sources yesterday that the 2007 NHL Entry Draft will be a two day event. The first round will go Friday night, June 22, at 7:00 PM.
The draft resumes the next morning at 10:00 AM, finishing rounds 2-7.
So the rumors were true; and it looks like the NHL is aiming for a little prime time television exposure for the Entry Draft. I wonder: will we all have to wear tuxedos? Will they bring in Billy Crystal as emcee? At least they wouldn't boo Crystal in the Canadian cities...
I say, forget Billy Crystal, let's get Ric Flair to host it. "The first selection in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft belongs to the Philadelphia Flyers. Wooooo!!!"