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Estimable player agent Gunnar Svenson found a Tweet that summarizes the draft like no other, and perhaps a moment that represents the most press Aaron Ekblad will see for a long time.

Oilers TV's Tom Gazzola caught the Florida Panthers' #1 overall pick meeting the press after exiting stage right:

Gary Bettman isn't kidding when he shakes the hand of every kid who shows up to the draft and takes the stage in the first round and says, "Welcome to the NHL."

In the 2nd through 7th rounds, picks are made at teams' draft tables, but the Globe and Mail's James Mirtle noted that Calgary Flames prospects will see something that might stick out a weeeeee little bit, as posted by the Score's Thomas Drance:

Welcome to the Flames, where truculence is mandatory and flow is optional.

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  Tags: aaron+ekblad, brian+burke, calgary+flames, florida+panthers

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Hootinani's avatar

Brian Burke’s hair now legitimately looks like Magneto’s helmet

I thought he looked like a lesbian Doc Brown

Posted by Hootinani on 06/28/14 at 02:56 AM ET

Iggy_Rules's avatar

Well, at least we can say that Burke is unique…hooray for us!

I still really wish the Flames had never hired the guy. The club gave Feaster a bit of a raw deal simply based on impatience, something that appears to be Burke’s major MO.

Posted by Iggy_Rules from Calgary, Canada on 06/28/14 at 07:28 AM ET

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