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Watson's family 'a blessing, not burden'

Updated: June 26, 2010, 1:22 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- In the instant when a young man's name is called by an NHL club at the draft, there is often a moment of reflection in the midst of the euphoria, a moment to consider what it has taken to get here.

When Austin Watson's name was called by the Nashville Predators, 18 picks into the first round Friday, he looked down the row of seats in front of him and saw eight reminders of the power of sacrifice and the unshakeable bond of family: seven younger brothers, all dressed ...

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