It's not easy being a general manager in the NHL. The pressure to win is intense and there are always plenty of people eagerly waiting in line to take your job away.
In addition, the press and millions of fans across North America all think they know your business better than you do and feel free to tell you just that.
In some markets, the GM isn't even given a chance to strip a team down and begin a complete rebuild, which is usually the best way to get a lot of good, young talent into your lineup.
Each year, there is turnaround for the GMs of the NHL and this year should be no different. Here, in no particular order, is a look at six NHL GMs who are sweating it out on the hot seat as the new hockey season gets underway.