Thread: Speculation: NJD 2013 Draft Thread
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12-04-2012, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Zubrus Coffee Maker View Post
this may have been discussed before, but what is the deadline for the Devils to announce they will keep/lose the first rounder if theres no Stanley cup final this year?
Hopefully it doesn't get to that. As I understand it, they would postpone the draft completely until a new CBA is in place. I would guess that in the event of a 2005-esque lottery that the NHL would draw for draft slots and then the Devils would have a 24 hour window to decide whether to forfeit the pick. In 2005, I think there was about a week between the lottery drawing and the draft.

......but I'm hoping the shortened season happens. I was in the midst of planning another silly sports trip and saw a pretty good opportunity. The draft in 1995 was pushed back to early July since the lockout shortened season ran a couple weeks longer than usual.

So the NHL Draft might be pushed back to July 6/7 or July 13/14. The latter weekend immediately precedes the MLB All-Star game at Citi Field.

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