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A guide to the top prospects at the NHL draft

A guide to the top prospects at the NHL draft

Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman was in "go-for-it-now" mode at this season's trade deadline and relinquished a first- and second-round pick in the NHL draft to obtain center Antoine Vermette and defenseman Kimmo Timonen, respectively. Barring a trade in which Bowman unloads salary for picks, the Hawks won't pick until late in the second round (No. 54). While fans wait for that pick, here is a look at some top prospects in a talent-rich draft Friday and Saturday in Sunrise, Fla. Connor McDavid, center: At the top of the draft, the Oilers are salivating over a player who has drawn comparisons to another legendary Oiler — Wayne Gretzky. McDavid, the...

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