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Want free tickets to the 2012 NHL Entry Draft?

May 22, 2012, 2:46 PM EDT

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If you enjoy chirping NHL general managers, booing Gary Bettman, and/or watching crusty newspaper reporters skulk around looking for inside information in clothes that haven’t been stylish for at least a decade, you’ll want to be in Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center June 22 and 23 for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

And you can be there – for free!

According to the Post-Gazette, 1,500 tickets will be given out for the first round (Friday, June 22) and 3,500 for Saturday’s rounds 2-7.

To stake your claim, head to on June 5 at 10 a.m.

The 2012 draft should be an interesting one. Russian forward Nail Yakupov is the consensus top prospect, but the Edmonton Oilers, who own the first overall pick, may well choose to trade down and address their defense instead.

Big-name players like Rick Nash and Roberto Luongo could also be dealt in Pittsburgh.

  1. hiltonandastoria - May 22, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Im getting a “PHT & Jason Bough sent me here” T-Shirt and tackling Bettman when he is announcing the 1st pick

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 22, 2012 at 2:59 PM

      Best. Idea. Ever.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 22, 2012 at 3:01 PM

        Should get you on the Sportscentre “Top 10 Crazy Fans” list, part XXXVIII.

  2. ndnut - May 22, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    If I get Round 1 tix, how much do you think I can get for them on StubHub?

    • miketoasty - May 22, 2012 at 3:59 PM

      Being that they are free…. Not much.

  3. nothanksimdriving123 - May 22, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    I know, I’m a dolt, but I still fail to see the allure of watching the draft in any sport, unless you are related to the kids being picked. For me, the draft becomes interesting 3-5 years later when it becomes clearer who panned out and who did not, and why your team’s GM is a genius, or not. And then again about 15 years later when commentators get to say things like: Wow, Pipik is just one goal shy of 500, and can you believe he was drafted 479th?

  4. ndnut - May 22, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    But there is a limited supply, so when they’re gone, they’re gone. That is where I wonder what I could get. Can some guys tell me what they would pay if the tickets were gone.

    • neil0greene - May 22, 2012 at 4:19 PM

      I have been to a couple of drafts, I had tickets given to me once. I paid $10 the other time, I probably could have haggled to $5 but never bothered :)

    • ThatGuy - May 22, 2012 at 5:18 PM

      Or you could not be a tool and not get tickets if your not planning on going, so they could go to someone that wants to go at their intended price of nothing.

  5. jimw81 - May 22, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    I wonder if these tickets were apart of season tickets package.

    • sportsfreak13 - May 22, 2012 at 6:29 PM

      Haha i see what you did there. Good stuff!

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