Found May 30, 2014 on Section 303:
What’s the one thing the Nashville Predators have always needed? A dynamic scoring forward. And how have Stanley Cup winning teams like the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins found theirs? At the top of the NHL Draft. “Sometimes you have to be really bad in order to get them,” Predators Assistant General Manager Paul Fenton said. “We don’t want to do that.” Speaking of “really bad,” the Blackhawks brought Patrick Kane (#1 overall, 2007) and Jonathan Toews (#3, 2006) into the fold thanks to several terrible years. Likewise, the Penguins snagged two of the best players in the world in Evgeni Malkin (#2, 2004) and Sidney Crosby (#1, 2005) after losing 41, 47 and 48 games in back-to-back-to-back seasons. Since dropping the puck at 501 Broadway back in 1998, Nashville has never been bad enough to snag a top three draft pick and, for obvious reasons, they’d like to keep it that way. The Predators are known for world-class goaltending and solid defense. With Pekka Rinne between
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