2010 NHL Draft: The Things A GM Must Think About On Eve of Draft Day

June 24th, 2010 by Mike MacDonald Leave a reply »
Do you ever wonder what must be going through the mind of an NHL GM prior to the draft?

Its like cramming for an exam the night before, or something pretty close to it.

Each GM will be going through there lists and plans as they prepare for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft scheduled for Friday June 25, in Los Angeles, California.

The final interviews may be done, some not. Some interviews might be done twice, some not at all. Lists will be updated and blackberry's will be smoking.

No rest for the wicked, they say.

Months of planning and scheduling, conversations and rejections. Hours on the road and hours in the office — this is much more than a draft of amateur age players with dreams of NHL stardom. It's a pinnacle event that anything can happen with the intent of improving ones hockey club.

It's that final time everyone is together, like thanksgiving or Christmas, before the free agency period begins. Then each team will break away for the summer and regroup for another season.

Some will be successful here, others will not, and some will be left wondering what could have been. Only time will re ...

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