Yes, we’re all looking forward to the draft, which will be held in New York City. But when it comes to live sports, there’s an event about 15 blocks south of Radio City Music Hall that will be far more interesting.
Starting at 7:00 p.m. ET, the Rangers host the Senators in Game Seven of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. The game will be televised on NBC Sports Network.
After that game ends, NBC Sports Network will pick up in progress another Game Seven, between the Devils (the Devils! the Devils! heeeeeeeeh!) and the Panthers, which begins at 8:30 p.m. on NHL Network.
So we suggest tuning in for the Senators-Rangers game at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN (actually, tune in at 6:00 p.m. for NBC SportsTalk) and then, when the draft starts at 8:00 p.m. ET, pull up the split screen and toggle the audio back and forth.
Or, if you prefer, go full screen on the 52-inch HD with hockey, and follow the draft at PFT and on our Twitter page, @profootballtalk.
Either way, check out the hockey. This year, interest is up and ratings are up so if you don’t watch you may miss something. (Besides, any hockey fans out there gotta support the team.)
After the hockey, stay on NBCSN for a re-cap of round one, along with interviews that some Internet hack will have done backstage with several of the first-round picks.