Newark: Lots going on in short time
Teams, players to watch Sunday as NHL tries to squeeze seven rounds in one day
NEWARK, N.J. -- In the days leading up to Sunday's draft, we've talked to a number of GMs who wondered aloud whether this might be the most dramatic draft period in recent memory. With compliance buyouts underway and GMs for the first time being allowed a two-day window in which to chat with potential free agents before the start of free agency on July 5, and with the salary cap set to decline next season but expected to rise dramatically after 2013-14, the offseason game has never been more fluid.
And oh yeah, there are a bunch of NHL players-in-waiting hoping to hear their names called in the marathon that will be Sunday's one-day, seven-round draft at Prudential Center.
Here's a look at teams and players to keep an eye on:
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