NHL Draft 2011: The Five Draft Prospects Most Likely to Play Next Season

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NHL Draft 2011: The Five Draft Prospects Most Likely to Play Next Season
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While the Bruins fan base still eagerly celebrates and the Canucks fans are still looking to get bailed out of jail for their riotous behavior, the remaining professional hockey followers are chomping at the proverbial bit for the 2011 NHL draft.

The NHL draft is a strange beast, as only a handful of the slated 350+ draftees will ever actually see any ice time in their careers, let alone next season. To that end, I'm going to try and predict the top five individuals being drafted who will actually be major contributors on the ice come next winter.

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