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Yakupov is odds-on favorite to go first in NHL draft

I've said it before and I'll say it again. If there's a sporting event, someone will find a way to gamble on it. It's no different with the NHL draft.

As usual, the folks at gambling website Bovada have sent me the odds for bets. And, as usual, here's your advice from me:

Gambling is bad. Your money is much better spent on concerts, women and whiskey.

Who will the Edmonton Oilers draft with the first overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft?  

Nail Yakupov                 1/7
Ryan Murray                  11/2
Trade Pick                     7/1

Will the Columbus Blue Jackets trade Rick Nash before the end of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft?

Yes                  3/2
No                    1/2

Will the Philadelphia Flyers trade James van Riemsdyk before the end of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft?

Yes                  3/1
No                    1/5

Will the Vancouver Canucks trade Roberto Luongo before the end of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft?

Yes                  3/1
No                    1/5

Will the Pittsburgh Penguins trade Jordan Staal before the end of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft?

Yes                  5/1
No                    1/8

How many players from the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) will be drafted in the 1st Round?          

Over / Under                  11

How many players from the Western Hockey League (WHL) will be drafted in the 1st Round?        

Over / Under                  6

How many players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMHL) will be drafted in the 1st Round?          

Over / Under                  1.5

How many players from the USA Hockey's National Team Development Program will be drafted in the 1st Round?

Over / Under                  3

How many Forwards will be drafted in the 1st Round?         

Over / Under                  15.5

How many Defensemen will be drafted in the 1st Round?    

Over / Under                  12.5

---John Vogl

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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