Originally written on Section 303  |  Last updated 9/18/12
Hockey Prospectus is a highly respected online scouting service. Every summer, they post their rankings of the top 10 prospects for each of the 30 NHL clubs.Last week, they released their rundown of the Nashville Predators.The names you’d expect to see are included. 2010 first rounder Austin Watson, Minnesota Golden Gophers captain Zack Budish and former OHL 40-goal scorer Taylor Beck all made the top 10. Surprisingly, however, the top slot went to a guy who’s only been in the Predators system for less than 90 days.Nashville’s second round pick in 2012, Pontus Aberg, was ranked #1 while his countryman Mattias Ekholm followed him at #2.Sticking with the Swedish theme for a moment, speedy winger Patrick Cehlin came in at #9.Ekholm, as you may recall, skated in two games with the Predators last season and looked absolutely terrible in doing so. He was returned to his Swedish club (Brynas IF), per his contractual agreement, and went on to win the Borje Salming Award (top defenseman) and...
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