Prospective first-round selections in the 2013 NHL entry draft bear a multitude of common threads.
There are those who have most recently been playing together for the same accomplished amateur team. There are those who can endear themselves to a given fanbase not only with their own performances on the ice, but also with the help of famous families in hockey or other sports.
A little further down the ladder, though not very far, are those who stand more than a reasonable chance of remaining available when the team they grew up the closest to is on the clock. Then there are those who, either single-handedly or in tandem, could land in a position to help rekindle an intrastate or provincial rivalry.
All of those brands of storyline fabric are in sufficient stock to create a supply of two or three leading up to Sunday afternoon’s event in Newark.
With that in mind, here is a sample of potential developments to watch for as well as items worth remembering regardless of what happens at the draft.