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Pens Notes: Draft Order officially set, schedule coming out next week & Vegas likes Pens odds for Cup in 2013

The 2012 NHL draft order is officially set following the Cup Finals. Pittsburgh currently holds the 22nd pick in the NHL Entry draft held in Pittsburgh. Here is the official 1st round order:
1. Edmonton
2. Columbus
3. Montreal
4. N.Y. Islanders
5. Toronto
6. Anaheim
7. Minnesota
8. Carolina
9. Winnipeg
10. Tampa Bay
11. Washington (from Colorado)
12. Buffalo
13. Dallas
14. Calgary
15. Ottawa
16. Washington
17. San Jose
18. Chicago
19. Tampa Bay (from Detroit)
20. Philadelphia
21. Buffalo (from Nashville)
22. Pittsburgh
23. Florida
24. Boston
25. St. Louis
26. Vancouver
27. Phoenix
28. N.Y. Rangers
29. New Jersey
30. Los Angeles
The official NHL schedule for next season is expected to be released next week, somepoint by mid-week. Preseason schedules are already being released by some teams.
Vegas likes the Penguins and Pittsburgh has opened up with the best odds to win the Stanley Cup in 2013. Pittsburgh has 7/1 odds, followed by the Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings who are second with 11/1 odds. Today marks the Penguins three year anniversary of their Game 7 win vs Detroit, capturing their third Stanley Cup in franchise history.
1. Pittsburgh Penguins, 7/1
2. Los Angeles Kings, 11/1
3. Chicago Blackhawks, 12/1
4. Detroit Red Wings, 12/1
5. New York Rangers, 12/1
6. St. Louis Blues, 12/1
7. Vancouver Canucks, 12/1
8. Boston Bruins, 14/1
9. Philadelphia Flyers, 14/1
10. Nashville Predators, 18/1

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