The job of an NHL general manager comes with considerable pressure. GMs are responsible for hiring the coaching staff and maintaining the roster. They are a team's architect and carry the responsibility for its success or failure.
As this NHL regular season draws to a close, several general managers face a crucial stage in their tenures. Several manage teams that will miss the playoffs for the first time in years. Others are running clubs that are perennial non-contenders. A few manage playoff contenders and are under pressure to build their teams into Cup contenders.
Some have been in their jobs for only a short time, while others have been running their teams for years. Their offseason plans will not only affect their teams but also their job security.
Here's a list of 10 NHL general managers who will come under scrutiny for various reasons this summer.