The NHL Entry Draft is one of the most exciting times for NHL franchises, players, and fans around the world. At the same token, it is one of the most anxious, nerve racking, and uncertain times in the life of an NHL prospect.
These players have been scouted, watched, ranked, and have been put on pillars by so many experts, scouts, and NHL team executives throughout the league. If a player that is set to get drafted in the first five picks and falls down the chart, uncertainty and contempt can build up in his mind. Nonetheless each team will make picks and selections in an attempt to bolster their franchise for future generations of players.
The 2010 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks are no different. A team that was once stocked with many versatile players during their Stanley Cup run, was decimated and picked apart after the season because of cap constraints and other variables.