While most of the NHL is focused on the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks, there is a lot of action going on with teams that, for the most part, either didn't make this year's playoffs or made a quick exit.
At a time when players for most of those teams are enjoying an early vacation or hitting the golf course every day, management of each team is looking at ways to best improve their clubs for the future so that some day soon they may be in the Stanley Cup Final discussion.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 30, as all seven rounds will take place. It'll make for a long day, but the roots of the future for the eight teams we talk about here may potentially be laid.
Also, for more about the upcoming draft, check out Franklin Steele's keen report here on Bleacher Report.
Let's look at the teams that are most desperate to really have a great 2013 draft: