And With the 82nd Pick...
Saturday, 06.25.2011 / 11:17 AM
The Preds elected to trade back from the No. 82 pick, stricking a deal with the LA Kings to add a sixth round pick this year (No. 170) as well as a 2012 third round pick (orginially belonging to Toronto). This move still gives the Preds eight selections in this year's draft, but also adds a key piece for next year's draft.
The scouts really like some of the depth later in the draft, but many of the players they had targeted with this third round selection were picked earlier in the round. David Poile doesn't like to reach for players, so instead of grabbing a player the scouts don't rate as a third round value, he's comfortable swapping back to future drafts ... at the worst case, future picks give him more trade bait to work with during the season.
Now Nashville will turn its sights to pick No. 94.