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2008 NHL Entry Draft
THE 2008 NHL ENTRY DRAFT was the 46th NHL Entry Draft
NHL Entry Draft
. It was hosted by the Ottawa
Ottawa
Senators at Scotiabank Place
Scotiabank Place
in the city of Ottawa, Ontario
Ontario
, Canada, on June 20–21, 2008. The Senators were originally awarded the 2005 NHL Entry Draft
NHL Entry Draft
, but because of the lockout , that draft was scaled back significantly from its usual format of being open to the public and having many draft-eligible players in attendance. The actual 2005 drafting was held in Ottawa's Westin Hotel instead of the Corel Centre, as Canadian Tire Centre was then known. As a result of 2005's abridged draft, Ottawa
Ottawa
was compensated with the 2008 draft
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NHL Central Scouting Bureau
The NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING SERVICES (CSS) is a department within the National Hockey League that ranks prospects for the NHL Entry Draft at specific times during the hockey season. Players are ranked based on how well they will translate to the professional game in the National Hockey League . It was founded by hockey executive Jack Button in 1975 to establish a centralized database of NHL prospects. Button served as the director until 1979. Its current director is Dan Marr . The Department consists of staff at the NHL Offices in Toronto, along with eight full-time scouts, and fifteen part-time scouts throughout North America. To report on prospects playing in Europe, the NHL employs the services of Göran Stubb and his staff of six scouts at European Scouting Services based in Finland. All twenty-nine scouts reporting for Central Scouting will combine to see approximately 3000 games each year
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National Hockey League All-Star Game
The NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME (French: Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey) is an exhibition ice hockey game that is traditionally held during the regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL), with many of the League's star players playing against each other. The Game's proceeds benefit the pension fund of the players. The NHL All-Star Game, held in late January or early February, marks the symbolic halfway point in the regular season, though not the mathematical halfway point which, for most seasons, is usually one or two weeks earlier. Since 2007, it is held in late January
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2007–08 NHL Season
The 2007–08 NHL SEASON was the 91st season of operation (90th season of play) of the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
(NHL). It began on September 29, 2007, and the regular season ended April 6, 2008. The Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
playoffs ended on June 4, with the Detroit Red Wings taking the championship. The 56th NHL All-Star Game was held in Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
, as the Atlanta Thrashers
Atlanta Thrashers
hosted the event at Philips Arena on January 27, 2008. The hosting by Atlanta was rescheduled from 2005, when a lockout cancelled the entire 2004–05 season
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Stanley Cup
The STANLEY CUP (French : La Coupe Stanley) is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
(NHL) playoff winner. It is the oldest existing trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise, and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) considers it to be one of the "most important championships available to the sport". Originally commissioned in 1892 as the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, the trophy is named after Lord Stanley of Preston , then– Governor General of Canada
Governor General of Canada
, who donated it as an award to Canada's top-ranking amateur ice hockey club, which the entire Stanley family supported, with the sons and daughters playing and promoting the game. The first Cup was awarded in 1893 to Montreal
Montreal
HC , and subsequent winners from 1893 to 1914 were determined by challenge games and league play
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Westin Hotels
WESTIN HOTELS & RESORTS is an American upscale hotel chain owned by Marriott International
Marriott International
. As of 2017, Westin operated over 269 hotels in multiple countries across the globe. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Westin Hotels * 1.2 Western International Hotels * 1.3 Westin Hotels * 1.4 Today * 2 Notable hotels * 3 Gallery * 4 References HISTORYWESTIN HOTELSIn 1930, Severt W. Thurston and Frank Dupar of Seattle
Seattle
, Washington met unexpectedly during breakfast at a diner in Yakima
Yakima
, Washington. The competing hotel owners decided to form a management company to handle all their properties, and help deal with the crippling effects of the ongoing Great Depression
Great Depression
. The men invited Peter and Adolph Schmidt, who operated five hotels in the Puget Sound area, to join them, and together they established WESTIN HOTELS
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NHL All-Star Team
The NHL ALL-STAR TEAMS were first named at the end of the 1930–31 NHL season , to honor the best performers over the season at each position. Representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers\' Association vote for the all-star team at the end of the regular season. The career leaders in citations are Gordie Howe
Gordie Howe
, named to a total of 21 all-star teams (12 first, 9 second), all with the Detroit Red Wings , and Ray Bourque
Ray Bourque
, named to a total of 19 all-star teams (13 first, 6 second) over the course of his 21-season career with the Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
. Alexander Ovechkin
Alexander Ovechkin
is the only player in history to be named to both all-star teams in the same season (as a left and right winger respectively) because of a voting error
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Sweden
Coordinates : 63°N 16°E / 63°N 16°E / 63; 16 Kingdom of Sweden Konungariket Sverige Flag Greater coat of arms MOTTO: (royal) "För Sverige – i tiden" "For Sweden
Sweden
– With the Times" ANTHEM: Du gamla, Du fria Thou ancient, thou free ROYAL ANTHEM :
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Switzerland
SWITZERLAND (/ˈswɪtsərlənd/ ), officially the SWISS CONFEDERATION, is a federal republic in Europe
Europe
. It consists of 26 cantons , and the city of Bern
Bern
is the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western -Central Europe
Europe
, and is bordered by Italy
Italy
to the south, France
France
to the west, Germany
Germany
to the north, and Austria
Austria
and Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
to the east. Switzerland
Switzerland
is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps
Alps
, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura , spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi) (land area 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi))
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Finland
FINLAND (/ˈfɪnlənd/ ( listen ); Finnish : Suomi ( listen ); Swedish : Finland
Finland
), officially the REPUBLIC OF FINLAND (Finnish : Suomen tasavalta, Swedish : Republiken Finland) is a sovereign state in Northern Europe
Europe
. The country has land borders with Sweden
Sweden
to the northwest, Norway
Norway
to the north, and Russia
Russia
to the east. To the south is the Gulf of Finland
Gulf of Finland
with Estonia
Estonia
on the opposite side. Finland
Finland
is a Nordic country and, together with Scandinavia
Scandinavia
, is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia
Fennoscandia
. Finland's population is 5.5 million (2016), and the majority of the population is concentrated in the southern region
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Ottawa
OTTAWA (/ˈɒtəwə/ ( listen ) or /-wɑː/ ; French pronunciation: ​ ) is the capital city of Canada
Canada
. It stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of southern Ontario
Ontario
. Ottawa borders Gatineau
Gatineau
, Quebec
Quebec
; the two form the core of the Ottawa– Gatineau
Gatineau
census metropolitan area (CMA) and the National Capital Region (NCR). As of 2016 Ottawa
Ottawa
had a city population of 934,243 and a metropolitan population of 1,323,783 making it the fourth-largest city and the fifth-largest CMA in Canada. Founded in 1826 as Bytown
Bytown
, and incorporated as "Ottawa" in 1855, the city has evolved into the political and technological centre of Canada
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos * " E pluribus unum
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2004–05 NHL Lockout
The 2004–05 NHL LOCKOUT was a lockout that resulted in the cancellation of what would have been the 88th season of play of the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
(NHL). It was the first time the Stanley Cup was not awarded since 1919 , and the first time a major professional sports league in North America canceled a complete season because of a labor dispute and the second time after the 1994–1995 MLB strike that the Playoffs of a major professional sports league in North America were cancelled. The lockout lasted 10 months and 6 days starting September 16, 2004, the day after the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the NHL and the NHL Players Association (NHLPA) that resolved the 1994–95 lockout expired. The lockout of the 2004–2005 season resulted in 1,230 unplayed games
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Russia
Coordinates : 60°N 90°E / 60°N 90°E / 60; 90 Russian Federation Росси́йская Федера́ция (Russian ) Rossiyskaya Federatsiya Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: "Gosudarstvenny gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii " (transliteration ) "State Anthem of the Russian Federation" Location of Russia
Russia
(green) Russian-administered Crimea
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Canada
Coordinates : 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95 CANADA Flag MOTTO: A Mari Usque Ad Mare (Latin ) (English: "From Sea to Sea") ANTHEM: " O Canada
O Canada
"------------------------- ROYAL ANTHEM : " God Save the Queen
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List Of First Overall Nhl Draft Picks
An OVERALL, OVER ALL, OVERALLS, BIB-AND-BRACE OVERALLS, DUNGAREES or PARTY BIBS are a type of garment which is usually used as protective clothing when working. Some people call an overall a "pair of overalls" by analogy with "pair of trousers ". CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Shortalls * 3 Salopettes * 4 Military garment * 5 References HISTORY A 1920 advertisement for Over Alls, published in the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Journal, depicts railway workers adjusting track. Construction worker
Construction worker
wearing an overall. Overalls are usually made of denim and often have riveted pockets, similar to those on jeans
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