Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 5/31/12
Photo By Petr David Josek, AP The Predators went “all-in” this year for the playoffs and unfortunately did not go as deep as some had hoped or downright factually believed they would go. By doing so, the Predators had to trade some assets, mainly draft picks, for the services of Hal Gill and Paul Gaustad. Gill gave the Predators an excellent penalty-kill defenseman with size and strength. What it cost the Predators was their 2nd round pick in 2012. In the waning minutes of the trade deadline, Poile made a move to get faceoff specialist and hulking centerman Paul Gaustad from the Buffalo Sabres. What it cost the Predators was their first round pick. So without further ado….the Predators are using their first draft pick this year in the 3rd round at pick #66, but since the Predators boast some of the best scouting in the NHL, the deeper the rounds go the better the Predators have fared than most. To be fair, the Predators have had their share of stinkers to grace the third and fourt...
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