Predators Willing to Use First-Round Pick on One Particular Defenseman

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Predators Willing to Use First-Round Pick on One Particular Defenseman
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The idea that a team drafts the best player available – regardless of position – often is little more than lip service “A lot of times you draft because of your positional need,” Nashville Predators general manager David Poile said Tuesday. “You say that you're going to take the best player available but if it's really close between a forward and a defenseman and you need a forward, you might be swayed that way.”

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