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06-23-2012, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Flukeshot View Post
Devils won't have their 1st round pick next year as the option was for 2012 or 2013 due to Cap circumvention on the Kovalchuk deal.

I really thought they'd pass on this year's pick given it was 29th. What are the odds of them being even close to that high next year?
The option is 2013 or 2014.

The Devils must forfeit their first round pick in 2013 or 2014.

Why did they decide to keep the pick rather than wait for next year's draft? Because the Devils' scouting staff is confident it can get a good prospect this year and doesn't expect to be picking much higher in 2013.

What does the '13 draft look like?

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