Round 1 Wraps Up
The first round of the draft played out pretty close to how the Preds projected and the team stayed pat, retaining all nine of its selections for Day 2 tomorrow, including two pick in the second round. David Poile termed the day as the time the team "had to pay its debts" for past trade deadline moves (Gaustad and Gill this year, Fisher last year).
Nashville will be on the clock with the seventh selection tomorrow (No. 37 overall) and then 13 picks later at No. 50. The Preds scouts remain optimistic with the talent they see still remaining on the board and feel they have a good chance to grab three coveted players with the team's first three selections (the two second round picks and the No. 66 pick early in Round 3).