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The questions don't always get answered at the draft

Updated: June 21, 2008, 6:53 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

OTTAWA -- The road between the draft and the 2009 playoffs is long and filled with unknowns, but each of the 30 NHL teams hopes -- nay, believes -- it has started that journey on the right foot today.

Along the way, that belief will be shattered for many teams. In some cases it will be rewarded beyond the wildest expectations.

Here's a look at the steps -- and missteps -- taken by some of those teams.

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