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6/25-26 - NHL Entry Draft, Los Angeles, CA - Preds select 4 F and 2 D overall





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CSS Top 25 North American Skaters (Full Rankings)
RankNamePositionClub (Future Club, If Applicable)
1Tyler SeguinCenterPlymouth Whalers
2Taylor HallLeft WingWindsor Spitfires
3Brett ConnollyRight WingPrince George Cougars
4Erik GudbransonDefensemanKingston Frontenacs
5Cam FowlerDefensemanWindsor Spitfires
6Brandon GormleyDefensemanMoncton
7Mark PysykDefensemanEdmonton Oil Kings
8Emerson EtemRight WingMedicine Hat Tigers
9Derek ForbortDefensemanUSNTDP (North Dakota)
10Ryan JohansenCenterPortland Winterhakws
11Alexander BurmistrovCenterBarrie Colts
12Nino NiederreiterRight WingPortland Winterhawks
13Nick BjugstadCenterBlaine HS (Minnesota)
14Austin WatsonLeft WingPeterborough Petes
15John McFarlandLeft WingSudbury Wolves
16Tyler ToffoliCenterOttawa 67's
17Dylan McIlrathDefensemanMoose Jaw Warriors
18Tyler PitlickCenterMinnesota State
19Quinton HowdenCenterMoose Jaw Warriors
20Stanislav GalievRight WingSaint John Sea Dogs
21Jon MerrillDefensemanUSNTDP (Michigan)
22Riley SheahanCenterNotre Dame
23Petr StrakaRight WingSaint John Sea Dogs
24Charlie CoyleRight WingSouth Shore Kings (Boston U.)
25Brock NelsonCenterWarroad HS (North Dakota)


CSS Top 10 European Skaters (Full Rankings)
RankNamePositionClub (Future Club, If Applicable)
1Mikael GranlundCenterHIFK Helsinki
2Vladimir TarasenkoRight WingSibir Novosibirsk
3Evgeny KuznetsovLeft WingTraktor Chelayabinsk
4CAlle JarnkrokCenterBrynas
5Ludvig RensfeldtLeft WingBrynas
6Maxim KitsynLeft WingMetallurg Novokuznetsk
7Oscar LindbergCenterSkelleftea
8Tom KuhnhacklRight WingLandshut Cannibals (Windsor Spitfires)
9Adam PetterssonCenterSkelleftea
10Martin MarnicinDefensemanSlovakia U20 NT

CSS Top 5 North American Goaltenders (Full Rankings)
RankNameClub (Future Club, If Applicable)
1Calvin PickardSeattle Thunderbirds
2Jack CampbellUSNTDP (Windsor Spitfires)
3Kent SimpsonEverett Silvertips
4Mark VisentenNiagara IceDogs
5Louis DomingueQuebec Remparts

CSS Top 5 European Goaltenders (Full Rankings)
RankNameClub (Future Club, If Applicable)
1Sami AittokallioIlves Tampere
2Fredrik Pettersson-WentzelAlmtuna
3Benjamin ConzGeneve-Servette
4Lars VoldenStavanger
5Johan GustafssonFarjestad

Nashville Predators 2010 Draft Selections
RoundSelection No.Player Selected
118th OverallAustin Watson, LW, Peterborough Petes
378th Overall 
5126th Overall 
6168th Overall 
7194th Overall 
7198th Overall 

Meet The Team

The Mastermind

Don David "Pulaski" Poile, General Manager
Age60
Amateur ClubNortheastern University '70
Drafted ByNot Drafted
NHL Playing ExperienceNone
NHL Front Office Experience27 Years
Years With Predators12 (1998-Present)
Previous JobGeneral Manager of Washington Capitals (1982-97)


Past First Round Picks

1982Scott Stevens****
1983None (First Selection: Tim Bergland, 4th Round, 75th Overall)
1984Kevin Hatcher*
1985Yvon Corriveau
1986Jeff Greenlaw
1987None (First Selection: Jeff Ballantyne, Second Round, 36th Overall)
1988Reggie Savage
1989Olaf Kolzig (O)***
1990John Slaney
1991Pat Peake, Trevor Halverson
1992Sergei Gonchar (O)**
1993Brendan Witt*, Jason Allison
1994Nolan Baumgartner, Alexander Kharlamov
1995Brad Church, Miika Elomo
1996Alexandre Volchkov, Jaroslav Svejkovsky
1997Nick Boynton
1998David Legwand*
1999Brian Finley
2000Scott Hartnell
2001Dan Hamhuis
2002Scottie Upshall
2003Ryan Suter (O)
2004Alexander Radulov (O)
2005Ryan Parent
2006None (First Selection: Blake Geoffrion, Second Round, 56th Overall)
2007Jonathon Blum
2008Colin Wilson, Chet Pickard
2009Ryan Ellis


Other Notable Selections

YearRoundSelectionPlayer
1982589Dean Evanson*
1984234Steve Leach*
1984359Michal Pivonka**
1984480Kris King*
198410205Paul Cavallini
1985240John Druce
1986482Bill Houlder*
1988236Tim Taylor*
19886120Dmitri Khristich (O)**
19887141Keith Jones
1989235Byron Dafoe
1989361Jason Woolley*
1989482Trent Klatt*
19908156Peter Bondra (O)***
19909177Ken Klee*
1991358Steve Konowalchuk*
1992232Jim Carey***
19937174Andrew Brunette**
199410249Richard Zednik (O)*
1996243Jan Bulis (O)
19989230Karlis Skrastins (O)*
19997191Martin Erat (O)
2001498Jordin Tootoo
2003249Shea Weber (O)
20048258Pekka Rinne

(O) - Olympian
*Player has played 700 games or more in NHL
**Player has scored 500 points or more in NHL
***Player has won a major award (Vezina, Hart, Art Ross etc.)
****Player is in the Hockey Hall of Fame



The Strategist

Paul John "Infallible" Fenton, Assistant General Manager
Age50
Amateur ClubBoston University '82
Drafted ByNot Drafted
NHL Playing Experience8 Seasons (Hartford, NY Rangers, Los Angeles, Winnipeg, Toronto, Calgary, San Jose); 411 Games, 100 goals, 183 Points
NHL Front Office Experience17 Years
Years With Predators12 (1998-Present)
Previous JobChief Professional Scout, Anaheim Ducks (1992-97)
Career HighlightsScored 32 Goals with Winnipeg in 1989-90 . . . Inaugural Member of the San Jose Sharks . . . Facilitated 1996 Acquisition by Anaheim of Teemu Selanne.

The Consigliere

Mike "Slick" Santos, Director of Hockey Operations
Age46?
Amateur ClubNone (Boston College '86)
Drafted ByNot Drafted
NHL Playing ExperienceNone
NHL Front Office Experience19 Years (2 Years AHL Exp.)
Years With Predators4 (2006-Present
Previous JobCommissioner of North American Hockey League (U.S. Tier-II Junior, 2003-06)

The Pit Boss

Barry "The Trans-Canadian Terror" Trotz, Head Coach
Age47
Amateur ClubRegina Pats (1979-82)
Drafted ByNot Drafted
NHL Playing ExperienceNone
NHL Front Office Experience12 Years
Years With Predators12 (1998-Present)
Previous JobHead Coach, Baltimore Skipjacks/Portland Pirates (AHL; 1992-97)
Career HighlightsWon WHL championship with Regina in 1980 . . . Won Calder Cup with Portland in 1994 . . . won A.R. Pieri Memorial Award as AHL's most outstanding coach in 1994 . . . named The Sporting News' NHL Coach of the Year in 2007 . . . finished second in voting for 2010 Jack Adams Trophy . . . second-longest tenured coach in the NHL, behind Buffalo's Lindy Ruff

The Eyes and Ears

Jeff "Cloak and Dagger" Kealty, Chief Amateur Scout
Age34
Amateur ClubBoston University '98
Drafted ByQuebec Nordiques, 22nd Overall, 1994
NHL Playing ExperienceNone (Suffered career-ending knee injury in 1999)
NHL Front Office Experience9 Years
Years With Predators9 (2001-Present)
Previous JobNone

The Foot Soldiers
Jason "Barracuda" Bukala
Gary "Nickel" Knickle
Rick "Dime" Knickle
Tom "Normandy" Nolan
Glen "Slew Foot" Sanders
David "Wild Child" Westby
Martin "Bratislava" Bakula
Lucas "Black Death" Bergman
Janne "Killer" Kekalainen


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Etem is at the top of my wish list, even if we have to move up a bit to make it happen.

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Etem is at the top of my wish list, even if we have to move up a bit to make it happen.
I wish btn. I have a sneaking suspicion that we are going to trade back to get back a 2nd rounder or a 3rd and fourth rounder. Poile likes his picks, the depth in the middle rounds is supposed to be good, and he has made at least three public comments about his scouts wanting him to get more picks.....

He is going to get some picks. How, I don't know.

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I wish btn. I have a sneaking suspicion that we are going to trade back to get back a 2nd rounder or a 3rd and fourth rounder. Poile likes his picks, the depth in the middle rounds is supposed to be good, and he has made at least three public comments about his scouts wanting him to get more picks.....

He is going to get some picks. How, I don't know.
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I thought Poile was now the President of Hockey Operations

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Kabanov 4TW!

You really think we will\want to take a flyer on a skilled Russian that's plumetted down the rankings based on "character issues?"

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You really think we will\want to take a flyer on a skilled Russian that's plumetted down the rankings based on "character issues?"
IF we trade back into the late 1st or early 2nd. Why wouldn't we? He will be a prospect until he can mature anyways. I'd take a chance on hype only if we decided to trade back.

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You really think we will\want to take a flyer on a skilled Russian that's plumetted down the rankings based on "character issues?"
I'm with you ... ain't ****in' happening

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IF we trade back into the late 1st or early 2nd. Why wouldn't we? He will be a prospect until he can mature anyways. I'd take a chance on hype only if we decided to trade back.
Poile\Trotz are HUGE on "Predators players," which entails a big degree of character. We've passed on players who were more "skilled" to take players that fit that mold in the past, and I don't think there's a player in the draft we're less likely to take than Kiriil Kabanov. It would be one thing if it were someone like Burmistrov, who a lot of the scouts feel is committed and free of those types of issues...but when you should be a top ten pick and will likely go in the late first simply because you're a jerk...not happening for us.

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I really hope we don't take a guy named Pitlick.

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LOL, Ryan's hilarious.. he's there with Jeremy from the 303 site, and Buddy from PredsOnTheGlass covering the draft.

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I really hope we don't take a guy named Pitlick.
It's Tinordi that I worry about. Everything about him would normally make Poile salivate.

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There are a lot of defensemen that you KNOW Poile wants so badly. I truly hope we get the BPA, but I hope that player is a forward. Trade up or down and do the right thing Poile....

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I have a feeling if we move to the 2nd round we get Brock Beukeboom. He has everything Poile looks for and played under Denny Lambert.

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Where can I watch this tonight?

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The embassy suites in cool springs... with all of the other preds fans

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TV coverage of Round 1 will be broadcast live on Versus starting at 6 PM CST this evening...

If you're looking for a viewing party, the Predators are hosting one at the Embassy Suites in Cool Springs, check NP.com for more info...

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My top three choices for tonight at #18 are Emerson Etem, Austin Watson, and Quinton Howden.

My darkhorse pick if we stay at #18 and select a forward is...Beau Bennett...just got a feeling about that one if Etem and Watson are off the board...

If the Preds go BPA and select a defenseman (please not in the first round!!!) I'd look for either Tinordi or McIlrath. Tinordi has much more of an all-around game mixed with physicality, but McIlrath has a dynamic talent in that he makes players legitimately afraid to go down his side of the ice...either player if selected would fit nicely into filling a hole in the organizational depth chart, but I'd much rather fill that hole in the later rounds...

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TV coverage of Round 1 will be broadcast live on Versus starting at 6 PM CST this evening...

If you're looking for a viewing party, the Predators are hosting one at the Embassy Suites in Cool Springs, check NP.com for more info...
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My bet is still on Tinordi. Another kid coming from a hockey family. Has tremendous size at 6'6". This would not surprise me.

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After reading a comment by someone in the Tennessean about our draft history I have a comment or thought I'd like to make. The person states we don't have top end talent up front because we don't draft enough forwards early enough and that's our problem and that you dress 12 forwards and 6 defensemen each night. Well, the last time I checked, the defensemen are the guys logging the most minutes usually of any guys on the team so wouldn't you want your drafting technique to get the best player available, regardless of position, especially if you keep landing good defensemen? Don't get me wrong, I'd like to see us get more forwards up front but just because you have twice as many forwards on the ice for a game doesn't mean you should draft twice as many forwards.

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After reading a comment by someone in the Tennessean about our draft history I have a comment or thought I'd like to make. The person states we don't have top end talent up front because we don't draft enough forwards early enough and that's our problem and that you dress 12 forwards and 6 defensemen each night. Well, the last time I checked, the defensemen are the guys logging the most minutes usually of any guys on the team so wouldn't you want your drafting technique to get the best player available, regardless of position, especially if you keep landing good defensemen? Don't get me wrong, I'd like to see us get more forwards up front but just because you have twice as many forwards on the ice for a game doesn't mean you should draft twice as many forwards.
I was just reading those comments too and every time I do I'm astounded at some of them...

The Predators drafted great depth at the forward position last summer in particular and our system is very well-rounded...we miss one key area though...dynamic scorers...

Unfortunately, most do not realize the depth and range of talents from our previous draft classes that are being brought along and growing into Nashville Predators right now...I think there is a legitimate disconnect with the majority of our fan base that is so used to the NFL and NBA drafts where you immediately see these players on your roster as opposed to the NHL draft where you are making selections for players to crack your roster 3-4 years down the road...

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