Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 6/30/13
Photo Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images All the anxiety and intensity of the NHL Draft boiled down to just a handful of minutes inside the Prudential Center in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Nashville, selecting fourth overall and only the second time in the top ten in their existence, saw the three teams ahead of them make their selections, bringing only one plausible options for the Predators to choose with their pick: Seth Jones of the Portland Winterhawks. Colorado ended up doing what they said all along and drafted Nathan MacKinnon first overall. Florida, however, threw the entire Top 5 in a loop as they selected Aleksander Barkov second overall, a player that was high on Nashville’s draft board. Tampa Bay would go on to select Jonathan Drouin from the Halifax Mooseheads. When all was said and done, Nashville took their time and traveled to the podium to select Jones with the fourth pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. When speaking with Jones as he met with the media after being select...
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