Friday and Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center, the NHL draft took place in the Twin Cities. Having never been to a player draft of any kind, I can check this off my list of things I have done and probably wont do again. It was a bit dull, dragged on, yet it was interesting to watch it from the stadium seeing all of the behind the scenes action. To sum up how everything was set up, you can see the stage where the players were introduced. The floor is where all thirty teams had their own table. On the opposite end from the stage were rows of table set up for the press and bloggers. Finally, on the sides of the stage were the players and families waiting for their names to be called.
I will say, the highlight of being there at the draft is listening to the crowd. Every team had at least two fans in attendance. There was playful banter back and forth, boos, cheers, laughter.