NHL Draft: 10 Ways to Make It More Exciting

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NHL Draft: 10 Ways to Make It More Exciting
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This Friday and Saturday, the 2012 NHL entry draft will be held in Pittsburgh.

Because the players drafted are so young and are often a few years away from playing in the NHL, the  draft lacks the feeling of urgency and immediacy that the NFL or NBA draft tend to have.

Still, draft day in hockey is vital to the future of all 30 teams. We may not know it right away, but the foundation for Stanley Cup championships are usually built during the draft.

With that in mind, here are 10 ideas to help improve the draft experience for fans watching the proceedings at home.

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