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2016 NHL Draft first round thread and live pick tracker

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The day is finally here, let's hold onto our butts.

2016 NHL Draft - Top Prospects Media Availability
“When I get to Toronto, will I be a God, or start off as a demi-God?”
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Good evening Leafs fans! Here is your official GDT for the 2016 NHL Draft! We get to kick things off with a celebration then laugh at the other teams.

First off here’s the nifty SBN draft tracker, which will update live natively right here:

Here is how you can watch the draft (from Scott’s post on the front page):

TV: Sportsnet in Canada, NHL Network in the US.
Radio: Get a time machine (but also on TSN 1050).
Internet: Sportsnet App if you have a cable subscription or on Sportsnet Now, which right now, by coincidence I’m sure, has a seven-day free trial.

Here’s some draft reading for everyone, let’s sit back and enjoy the draft.

NHL Mock Draft 2016 - SBNation.com

Matthews ready for pressure, fame that comes with Leafs - Pension Plan Puppets

The Montreal Canadiens' history of Draft Day transactions - Eyes On The Prize

Five picks for Florida Panthers in 2016 NHL Entry Draft - Litter Box Cats

Players The Flames Could Be Drafting Friday Night...The Final Edition - Matchsticks and Gasoline

Toronto Maple Leafs or Buffalo Sabres? Who has the Better Future? - Tip of the Tower

Breaking Down The Red Wings Pick In The Mock Drafts - Winging It In Motown

Draft starts at 7:00 p.m., so we're looking at the first overall before 7:30 (I hope).