Predators optimistic that 2009 draft gambles will pay off

Top two picks have potential but also question marks. More

Preds stay busy at NHL Draft with nine selections on Day 2

Nashville was busy early during the second day of the NHL Draft with seven selections in rounds 2, 3 and 5. More
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Predators nab ‘offensive’ defenseman with first pick

Ryan Ellis, chosen 11th overall, continues Nashville’s trend of alternating between forwards and defensemen with first-round picks since 2000. More

Predators' history suggests draft won't address present needs

Trend of first picks makes a defenseman look likely in first round More
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Radulov situation helps explain NHL trend of drafting fewer Russian players

No transfer agreement between NHL and Russia have teams looking to other European countries to fill their rosters More

Where are they now? The 2003 NHL Draft class

In 2003, the National Hockey League brought its annual draft to Nashville — the first, and so far only, time it has been held in Music City. More
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As NHL draft nears, one of the best ever happened here

When the 2009 NHL draft ends Saturday evening in Montreal, more than likely all 30 teams will be happy to some extent. More

NHL releases draft order; Predators have five of first 72 choices

Two second-round picks will come back-to-back. More

Predators in position to do some draft day dealing ... again

A dozen picks provides Poile with potential to make moves. More
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Predators' defenseman edged out for All-Star recognition

One point keeps Shea Weber from being named second-team. More
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