NJD 2013 Draft Thread
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11-27-2012, 05:11 PM
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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.
Hell at last year's, everyone was wandering around the Pitt arena. I saw a few media faces just floating back and forth. By the later rounds no one is really interested any more.
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