NJD 2013 Draft Thread
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11-27-2012, 04:33 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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What was the biggest reason for reducing the draft from 9 rounds to 7?
More time to hit the golf course after the draft before having to fly back home? Once they changed the overage European rule, I don't think anybody was too distraught about shortening the draft by an hour.
I don't know if there was talk in 2005 about moving Round 1 into its own night (2007 was the first year). Previously they'd do Rounds 1-3 on Saturday and Rounds 4-9 on Sunday. Might have been as simple as shortening it so that team personnel could comfortably make their flights.
I sat through all seven rounds of the 2011 Draft and most of the GMs were wandering around the arena by the end.
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