NHL Draft 2012: 5 Teams That Will Be Busiest During the First Round

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NHL Draft 2012: 5 Teams That Will Be Busiest During the First Round
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Lightning GM Steve Yzerman talks to the press.

Chaos.

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.

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