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Potentially the craziest NHL draft in recent memory is just 10 days away.

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League expansion is beautiful if only for the fact that it will make the trade season incredible and carry draft day right along with it.  The buyout window opens today, so several players may find themselves looking for a new team, though many will be delayed as GMs try to complete trades prior to the draft.  The window stays open until June 30th, giving teams plenty of time following the draft and related trades to make their buyout decisions.  Things will really start to ramp up over the next few days leading up to the draft - and in case you haven't heard, we're celebrating.  We'll be there to guide you through all of the picks and trades throughout the first round and will pick up coverage on the site the next day.  Buckle up.

And now that that season is over..... Enjoy your walk.

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