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PacManNJD 06-22-2012 03:05 PM

Devils to Host 2013 NHL Draft
 
http://devils.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=635581

Devils Trap 06-22-2012 03:06 PM

No way we give our 1st rounder next year now

Basement Cat 06-22-2012 03:08 PM

I would normally be excited about this and still am happy but the whole pick fiasco hinders my excitement a bit.

Larsson 06-22-2012 03:08 PM

1st thought: Cool beans
2nd thought: Guess we're waiting as long as possible to forfeit that pick

Scott04 06-22-2012 03:08 PM

Why wouldn't we give up pick #30 just because we're hosting :sarcasm:

Devilsfan92 06-22-2012 03:08 PM

Guess it's the '14 pick we'll be losing.

aero8279 06-22-2012 03:09 PM

never planned on going to one but now maybe..hopefully they give season ticket holders the first option to attend.

Cowbell232 06-22-2012 03:09 PM

"Why don't we get a draft?"

We have no nearby hotels. Hotels get built. We're getting the draft!

You know what else this means guys? ASG not far behind.

njdevsfn95 06-22-2012 03:10 PM

Hilarious.

Now how am I gonna get tix to this having dropped ST?

:cry:

Scott04 06-22-2012 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cowbell232 (Post 51261929)
"Why don't we get a draft?"

We have no nearby hotels. Hotels get built. We're getting the draft!

You know what else this means guys? ASG not far behind.

Even though the decision was likely made before it (and just not announced until today), I assume the successful hosting of a few Stanley Cup Finals games didn't hurt either. Likely events such as the NBA Draft, big name concerts, and the NCAA Regionals played the biggest role though.

Saugus 06-22-2012 03:12 PM

Awesome. Glad to see we're finally getting the chance to host one. And yes, it looks like we won't have a pick in 2014 now.

Cowbell232 06-22-2012 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott04 (Post 51262121)
Even though the decision was likely made before it (and just not announced until today), I assume the successful hosting of a few Stanley Cup Finals games didn't hurt either. Likely events such as the NBA Draft, big name concerts, and the NCAA Regionals played the biggest role though.

Yeah, those events surely didn't hurt but the hotels really play a HUGE part in it to be honest.

Henrique Iglesias 06-22-2012 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cowbell232 (Post 51261929)
"Why don't we get a draft?"

We have no nearby hotels. Hotels get built. We're getting the draft!

You know what else this means guys? ASG not far behind.

Wasn't there a Hilton or a Marriott supposed to be built right next to the Rock?

yakitate304 06-22-2012 03:13 PM

But where will the draft party be?

Cowbell232 06-22-2012 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Point Man (Post 51262273)
Wasn't there a Hilton or a Marriott supposed to be built right next to the Rock?

Marriott of some flavor - and the exterior is virtually complete. I assume it'll be ready to roll long before the draft.

IIRC there's a second hotel in downtown Newark being built as well. The first two new hotels in some 50 years or something.

AfroThunder396 06-22-2012 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yakitate304 (Post 51262277)
But where will the draft party be?

Parking lot.

MartyOwns 06-22-2012 03:16 PM

awesome news!!!

Devilsfan92 06-22-2012 03:16 PM

Has New Jersey ever hosted an NHL event? Draft/ASG?

Larsson 06-22-2012 03:16 PM

be there bright and early for the parking lot kegstand

Henrique Iglesias 06-22-2012 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cowbell232 (Post 51262357)
Marriott of some flavor - and the exterior is virtually complete. I assume it'll be ready to roll long before the draft.

IIRC there's a second hotel in downtown Newark being built as well. The first two new hotels in some 50 years or something.

Nice, where exactly is it? For some reason I thought it would be right next/connected to the parking garage.

PacManNJD 06-22-2012 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Point Man (Post 51262585)
Nice, where exactly is it? For some reason I thought it would be right next/connected to the parking garage.

Corner of Broad and Mulberry, behind the VIP parking deck.

EDIT: Derp. Broad and Lafayette.

Cowbell232 06-22-2012 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Devilsfan92 (Post 51262505)
Has New Jersey ever hosted an NHL event? Draft/ASG?

In the '80s they hosted an ASG.

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Point Man (Post 51262585)
Nice, where exactly is it? For some reason I thought it would be right next/connected to the parking garage.

It's on the corner of Broad St. and Lafayette. There was a small parking lot there, I believe a skywalk type thing will connect the lot and the hotel, but I don't think they're really physically attached. It's been some time since I walked over there. There potentially could be underground parking at the hotel itself too...

Ripshot 43 06-22-2012 03:20 PM

But but but the NHL and Bettman haaaaaaaate us


:)

KohoDonuts88 06-22-2012 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by devilsfan92 (Post 51262505)
has new jersey ever hosted an nhl event? Draft/asg?


1984 asg

dougiebrown 06-22-2012 03:26 PM

Three consecutive years that an Atlantic Division will host the draft.

East Coast bias.


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