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Suspense surrounds No. 1 pick in NHL draft

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -When the Edmonton Oilers finally make the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft on Friday night, the most suspenseful mystery in Hollywood this week finally will be solved.

While recent NHL drafts contained few surprises at the top, nobody knows for sure what the Oilers will do at Staples Center - not even the teenagers at the center of it.

Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin are the clear-cut top prospects when the draft takes place in Los Angeles for the first time.

Both Hall and Seguin are high-scoring forwards from Ontario who faced each other in this spring's OHL playoffs. The hard-hitting Hall is thought to have a slight edge over the smooth-skating Seguin, but the Oilers will score big with either player - and so will the Boston Bruins, who pick second.

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