Los Angeles---Just exited meeting of professional hockey writers' association (NY-area well represented by Katie Strang, Brooks, Obernauer) and pulling together materials for the draft across street at Staples Center.

                       I'll be there at 2 p.m. (5 p.m ET) and from the messages I'm receiving, would be shocked if there weren't a few trades before the first round ends tonight.

                      Haven't heard anything firm about movement on the Rangers front, except that, as previously reported,  they may be trying to acquire another pick.

                     The team also announced that some of this weekend's draftees will be given a tour of the Garden Monday night after the first day of prospect camp in Westchester.  

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