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Lazy coverage of the entry draft

Updated: October 17, 2006, 10:33 PM ET
By Paul Grant
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Running notes from the draft as it happened:

• Here comes the first overall pick, by St. Louis: Erik Johnson, which makes sense because the Blues need a big defenseman who can move the puck. Something they didn't have last season. Whoops!

• Before the No. 1 pick was announced, commissioner Gary Bettman was booed mercilessly, to the point few were able to hear anything the little big guy was saying. He's much beloved in Canada.

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