Thread: Speculation: Who should we draft?
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04-30-2013, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by OurGocIsAnAwesomeGoc View Post
While I'm 100 percent on board with drafting a forward (and I get the impression that Barkov is who the Predators want, even ahead of some 'flashier' names that could fall)

I would like to see the bulk of remaining picks spent on defensemen. The cupboard is getting pretty bare there, it would be nice to find a couple in the 3rd\4th rounds that turn into NHL players with second pairing upside.
Totally agree!
Get a forward with the high pick and then the bulk of the picks remaining should be defense.

We have leipsic, salomaki, budish, cehlin, scissons, Watson, beck, stepan, forsberg, aberg, shalla, vesey, and puustinen all coming up with potential.

Defensively we really only have,

Ekholm, bitetto, noonan, and Ellis coming up.

We don't really need goaltending either with smith, hellberg and rinne still with years remaining on his deal.

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