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Lightning draft six forwards out of nine picks in NHL draft

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The sure things were all gone. What the Tampa Bay Lightning was left with was maybes. This player could grow into some one. This player could surprise some people. This person had a particular skill. This guy has certain something. This player, you could imagine developing. At the end of the draft, this is what remained for Tampa Bay general manager Steve Yzerman. Bargains and flyers, interesting guys and prospects. The Lighting drafted 10 players in this weekend’s NHL draft.…

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Lightning’s Steve Yzerman trades out of the first round of NHL’s draft

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If the Tampa Bay Lightning proved any point at all during its run to the Stanley Cup Finals, it was this: In hockey, the way a player is developed can often count more than where he was drafted. Perhaps that was what general manager Steve Yzerman was thinking late Friday night when the Lightning traded out of the first round of the NHL draft. The Lightning held the 28th overall draft pick (having traded the 29th pick earlier in the…

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