Found June 22, 2012 on Section 303:
“I will do everything I can to try and fill in one of those holes.”That was Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile in May. At that time, he possessed eight picks in this weekend’s 2012 NHL Entry Draft but none coming in the first two rounds. Matter of fact, the Preds weren’t set to take a single player until #66 overall, the latest they’d ever pick in their 14 year history.Since then, however, he’s acquired two second round picks in the Anders Lindback trade last week with the Tampa Bay Lightning. As a result, the only hole left to fill was a first round selection. And the league was hardly quiet on this night. Big names like Mike Ribeiro, Sergei Bobrovsky, and Jordan Staal were all moved.Despite plenty of tradeable assets such as Colin Wilson, Jonathan Blum, Ryan Ellis, Matt Halischuk, Roman Josi and Mattias Ekholm (just to name a few), the Predators stood pat. They’ve now failed to take the stage two June’s in a row.Last summer, in St. Paul, Minnesota, they didn’t have a ...
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