Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 6/28/13
Ah, it’s finally upon us! This week has dragged by, like an extended Christmas Eve for a small child.  I anticipate the draft in much the same way that I used to look forward to that magical December morning, visions of fun new toys replaced by visions of exciting new prospects. As I’ve said many times, this draft is special in a way that doesn’t come around often.  While it’s true that we don’t know for sure the trajectory that the careers of these young players will take, scouts project this draft to be remembered in that rare “legendary” status, alongside 1979, 1984, 1988, and 2003. Not a bad year to be picking fourth overall, in other words.  Furthermore, not a bad year to have a tied-for-league-high ten picks total.  I’ve dedicated a lot of time to discussing what I think the Predators could or should do with that first pick, but what about the other nine?  The information is plentiful and varied on the top prospects, but traditional wisdom says that good GMs and scouts make th...
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