NHL Draft 2012: 5 Potential Busts from Round 1 of the Draft

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NHL Draft 2012: 5 Potential Busts from Round 1 of the Draft
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The 2012 NHL draft kicks off tonight, with the first round beginning at 7pm ET from Pittsburgh.

Being drafted in the first round is a great honor, but with that great honor also comes great expectations.

Most of the prospects selected in the first round of this NHL Entry Draft will be expected to step in and make substantial contributions for the team that drafts them either this year, or in subsequent seasons.

If the players cannot make these contributions or find ways to fall below expectations of fans, coaches and their respective general managers, these players will be listed under the infamous "draft pick bust" list for their respective teams.

It takes a few years to end up on such a list, but once a player is on the list, it takes a monumental effort to get off the list.

There have been many such players who have been drafted who are labeled as "busts," and there will be a few more "busts" tonight in the first round.

Here are the five players who could find themselves on that list in a few years' time.

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