2011 NHL Entry Draft: Predicting the First 10 Picks (VIDEO)

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2011 NHL Entry Draft: Predicting the First 10 Picks (VIDEO)
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The NHL Draft is a terrific way for hockey fans to take a look at the next generation of NHL superstars.

Last year's highly touted youngsters such as Taylor Hall, Cam Fowler and Jeff Skinner have all made some big-time impacts for their respective NHL teams, but the focus now turns to this year's class and the search for the next big thing.  

While you can argue that this year’s crop may lack the "pizzazz" of that 2010 class, there is no doubt many names will figure to be contributors immediately or at the very least create an instant buzz around the teams that select them. That alone provides months of debate for NHL fans all over the country to say nothing of fueling the pundits with endless fodder.   

The NHL GM annual pilgrimage will take them to the Xcel Energy Center this year.  Rest assured, they will be traveling with mounds of data and countless DVDs of game film from which they will glean their selections.

Perhaps, some of the very same video clips that you are about to see.  

Up now are the top 10 selections reflecting the current standings as of March 1, 2011 and certainly may change given how the standings shake out.

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