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What's Wrong with the NHL Draft?

Updated: July 20, 2009, 10:56 AM ET

By David Smullin

It is likely the NHL draft unfolded without you providing much more than a nod acknowledging there was some sort of hockey assembly. While the NFL draft is unavoidable, unless you live in a fallout shelter, the NHL draft hardly registers as a blip on most people's radars.

Even as a hockey purist, I am not the least bit surprised by the lack of interest. First, the majority of the names selected sound like a hybrid between a new workout regimen and a stripper's ...

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