There's no time to look backwards in the NHL, especially for a team that loses the Stanley Cup final.
The Boston Bruins lost that game June 12, and shortly after the post-series player interviews, general manager Don Sweeney has to make the No. 30 pick in the 2019 draft.
The draft will start Friday night at 8 p.m. ET, and the Bruins and the other 30 teams have to be prepared for two days worth of selections of the sport's top prospects, many of whom won't start contributing until 2020-21 and beyond.
Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko are the elite prospects in this year's draft, and they are all but certain to be selected with the top two picks by the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers.