There is no better word to describe the first round of the NHL Draft.
By the television program guide, Friday's festivities are a mere two-hour event. But, in truth, the frenzy of rumors, trades, picks and prospects of the first round make for a day of excitement and activity immeasurable by time.
That's all well and good for most, but for the league's 30 general managers, it makes for a 24-hour period of endless stress, busyness and Advil dosages.
Of course, no GM will be getting much rest Friday evening, but a few will have agendas even larger than the rest.
From heavily-negotiated trades to crucial draft selections, these five general managers—and every other staff member of their respective teams—won't be getting a moment to rest during tonight's first round chaos.