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Wheelin' and dealin' in the air for NHL draft

Updated: June 18, 2007, 5:55 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

This is ground zero for NHL franchises -- the annual entry draft.

Retool, rebuild; trade up, trade down; add a front-line player with an eye to the 2008 postseason, which is now a mirage.

And with the first round of the draft set to go in prime time on Friday night in Columbus, Ohio, rumors are thick that this draft weekend will see plenty of wheeling and dealing (the following six rounds take place beginning Saturday at 10 a.m. ET).

With a draft that is chock-a-block ...

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