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Take a seat at the draft table

Updated: June 21, 2012, 11:10 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- David Poile remembers vividly his first NHL draft.

He was on the floor at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in downtown Montreal when the expansion Vancouver Canucks -- a team being led by Poile's father, Bud -- and their expansion brethren from Buffalo were about to find out who would get the first pick in the 1970 draft.

Then-commissioner Clarence Campbell spun a giant roulette wheel and announced the Canucks would have the first pick, one that was destined to go to ...

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