Friday Morning's Final Touches
Friday, 06.24.2011 / 12:45 PM
The scouts have wrapped up for the morning and are heading off to lunch and then -- around mid-afternoon -- on over to the Xcel Center for tonight's Round 1 of the Draft. If you haven't watched it yet, we caught up with Preds Chief Amatuer Scout Jeff Kealty for a preview of this year's draft (check it out here).
Business as usual for the scouts this morning; just firming up the order of players --- penciling in the players they're projecting around Nashville's eight slots and how comfortable they are with the options in those ranges. Plans always change as picks start coming off the board --- every year there are a couple of surprises (a couple of players picked earlier than expected, a couple of players who slide later than expected).
Trade talks are still pretty quiet, but usually calls around the league pick up as the clock starts for the first pick. Stay tuned to our blog throughout the evening for updates as they pertain to the Preds and the team's options.