Thursday, June 19, 2008 | 04:20 PM ET
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Join Hockey Night in Canada Radio host Jeff Marek Friday night at 7 p.m. ET on CBCSports.ca for instant analysis of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Friday’s NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa at Scotiabank Place could be one of the busier ones in recent memory with an almost unprecedented amount of trade rumours swirling around the nation’s capital.
Pittsburgh, who are without a pick in the first three rounds are trying desperately to get into the dance. San Jose is without a first round pick and Doug Wilson is trying to remedy that as we speak. Los Angeles has 15 selections, eight of which are in the first three rounds so they’ll be busy. Columbus has served notice that the sixth overall pick is in play. Teams like Toronto are looking to move up and we can expect host Ottawa to do something big by shipping a player or players - along with moving up in the draft - to keep Senators fans happy.
And where once young players were given time to season in the minors now, due to salary cap issues each NHL team needs good, young, affordable players in their lineups. So, expect to see many of these players on your favourite NHL teams as early as next season.
Here’s a little of what you should be looking for Friday night …
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