The NHL draft is the silver lining of a disappointing NHL season.
Teams that found themselves in the basement of the league finally get their moment once the Stanley Cup has been won and the season has come to a close. The first glorious moment of the following season belongs to the team with the No. 1 pick, and many other underachievers see an opportunity to jump start the club by investing in a future superstar.
But the best laid plans of mice and men...
Unfortunately for the teams with the best draft picks, there are no guarantees in the NHL draft. Even a unanimous top choice can fall flat on his face, leaving the team with nothing to show from its abysmal season.
Each club has suffered a draft bust in some form or another, and many of the fans embrace the disappointing history while simultaneously praying it won't happen again with this year's choice.