WATCH LIVE: First round of the 2016 NHL Draft

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It’s here! The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft goes tonight (7 p.m. ET) from Buffalo.

We’re about to learn if Auston Matthews indeed goes first overall to the Toronto Maple Leafs, or if Patrik Laine jumps up into the No. 1 slot. And with general managers meeting and trade speculation heating up, we’ll see which teams can make those big deals, perhaps even a blockbuster.

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Here are some links to check out for tonight’s draft:

Jackets have received ‘some serious and real offers’ for third overall pick

Draft Day! Here are all of PHT’s prospect profiles

No hard feelings between top draft prospects Matthews and Laine

Not lacking confidence, Laine’s goal is to be drafted No. 1

Edmonton’s blueline search is on, and Chiarelli’s ‘listening to offers’ for No. 4 pick

Report: Canucks GM Benning could face tampering punishment

 

 

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