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Asked who he models his game after, Filip Forsberg hesitated only slightly.
The Edmonton Oilers kept everyone guessing. There was no declaration when they won the NHL draft lottery and no indications up until 7:14 on Friday night whom they'd take with the No. 1 pick.
The clock was ticking on the Washington Capitals on Friday night in the first round of the NHL draft. Five minutes felt like hours, and commissioner Gary Bettman even implored: "Washington, you're on the clock. Let's go." General manager George McPhee and his scouts conversed long after the warning as time melted away.
When hot-shot prospect Nail Yakupov came to North America to play in the Canadian Hockey League, he didn't know English well enough to get around. He leaned on an American friend who knew Russian, teammate Alex Galchenyuk, for translation as long as he could.
George McPhee didn't reveal much last week about his preferences for the upcoming NHL draft, but he did admit this pool is deeper at defenseman than at forward.