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Gambling on futures at NHL draft

There have been plenty of losers over the years in the annual crapshoot better known as the NHL Draft.

Updated: June 17, 2003, 11:52 AM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Step right up, folks. Try your luck projecting 18-year-olds into future NHL players. You pay your money, you take your chances.

This year's annual hockey crapshoot better known as the NHL entry draft takes place Saturday and Sunday at Nashville, Tenn. Nobody's a big loser this week because it will be years before a team's draft ability can be fairly evaluated.

But there have been plenty of losers in the past.

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