After completing fantasy draft, local man fully understands stress of being NHL GM

 The Elbow staff

Dennis Wilson in his family home during the tense opening rounds of his keeper league draft.

Dennis Wilson in his family home during the tense opening rounds of his keeper league draft.

DETROIT, MI – In a moment of clarity following a fantasy draft with his buddies, local man Dennis Wilson says he now understands the stress and emotions that NHL general managers go through at the league's entry draft each year.

His fantasy draft, for a head-to-head 12-team keeper league, went for 48 minutes and involved a total of two interruptions from his children.

"There were some intense moments in the living room," Wilson said. "With so much on the line, I was able to focus on getting the guys I had been scouting, despite numerous distractions."

The 42-year-old has managed his team for the past four years, and has kept Sidney Crosby and Carey Price since the league's inception.

He said it was nice to build another strong team around his stalwarts.

"I love those guys, and I'm so happy to be able to give them the support they deserve on this team. Every time I go through this process, I get a greater and greater appreciation for the stress that NHL GMs are under at the entry draft."

"Having been through this process a few times, I think that I would be ready to work on the draft floor if a team ever came calling."

When asked who he thought were the most exciting players to come out of the most recent draft, he insisted that the name he had in mind was on the "tip of [his] tongue" before claiming he had a call he needed to take.