I don't think I could sit there through the whole 1st round. It's interesting when sitting at home, but I think it'd be brutal to be there, aside from the 45 seconds the Pens were on the clock.
It depends really. It's fun to watch the floor. You'll see GMs calling each other or wandering to other tables. There's a lot that goes on that you wouldn't normally see on the broadcast.
It's also a real diverse event. Meaning that they'll be a lot of Pens fans there but every team will be represented by a few fans. So if you like talking **** it's a lot of fun. Division rivals are especially fun to rag on after a questionable pick or trade.
The draft can be fun depending on what happens. When it was in Calgary my dad had VIP everything and spent a lot of time wandering down on the floor. Went to the Penguins table to see if Mario was there to get my jersey signed (he wasnt ) then went to the Flames table and talked to a bunch of alumni that were coming and going. He personally liked talking to all the parents of the kids at the draft.
I love the draft though I'm not sure I'd enjoy it as much in person, It's all about the analysis for me. Will Bettman get booed?
That's pretty much the case for me. Really thought about going, but I'd probably have just as good of a time watching it on tv with a large pizza and a six-pack. And I think Bettman should definitely get booed, he really let us down in the playoffs.
I'll be there. Probably going alone, don't think any of my friends are hardcore enough to sit through 3 hours of calling names they've never heard of. An HFBoards section would be cool, as long as no one tries to fight me.