The future is at stake tonight.
During the opening round of the 2011 NHL Draft, the potential stars and potential busts of the upcoming seasons are hearing their names announced in St. Paul, Minnesota.
While all of them are starting off with great expectations, not all of the selections made tonight will live up to their first-round billings.
On the other hand, there will be several that deserved higher slots than where they ended up. Some will seem like perfect fits with the clubs that selected them, while others will make no sense at all.
Stay tuned to this slideshow as we break down each pick in tonight's draft, providing reaction and analysis:
*The Bleacher Report's Travis Hunter was also a major contributor to this slideshow