**Last Updated at 8:58pm CT.
Welcome to the Fang Faction Nashville Predators draft hub. Here is where you will get the most updates from the 2013 NHL Draft. in Newark, NJ. Included in this thread is Predators pick-by-pick results, transactions made, rumors, links to read during the estimated ten hour day and even a pre-draft poll.
This is your one-stop shop for Predators draft news. Refresh often so you can get the latest updates!
UPDATED: DRAFT IS OVER!
US: NBCSN will televise the draft from 2pm – 7pm CST. NHL Network and NHL.com will broadcast the rest of the draft.
Canada: TSN and RDS (French) will televise the entire draft from start to finish.
|3||3||64||NSH (via TB)||Jonathan-Ismael Diaby||D||Canada||6'4||225||QMJHL||Victoriaville|
|4||4||95||NSH (via TOR)||Felix Girard||C||Canada||5'10||185||Baie-Commeau||QMJHL|
|4||8||99||NSH (via BUF)||Juuse Saros||G||Finland||5'10||181||HPK||SM-liiga|
|5||4||125||NSH||Saku Maenalanen||RW||Finland||6'3||176||Karpat Jr.||SM-liiga Jr.|
|5||19||140||NSH (via NYR)||Teemu Kivihalme||D||Finland||6'0||159||Burnsville HS||USHS|
|6||4||155||NSH||Emil Pettersson||C||Sweden||6'1||159||Timra Jr.||SuperElit|
|6||20||171||NSH (via SJ)||Tommy Veilleux||LW||Canada||6'0||187||Victoriaville||QMJHL|
|7||22||203||NSH (via STL)||Janne Juvonen||G||Finland||6'1||183||Pelicans||Jr. SM-liiga|
- Nashville acquired its third-round pick from Tampa Bay in the Anders Lindback trade
- Nashville acquired its first fourth-round selection from Toronto in the Matthew Lombardi/Cody Franson trade
- Nashville acquired its second fourth-round selection from Buffalo in the Paul Gaustad trade
- Nashville acquired its fifth-round selection from the New York Rangers in a pick swap at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft
- Nashville acquired its second sixth-round pick from San Jose in the Scott Hannan trade
Trades & Rumors
- 7:23pm CT: TRADE – NSH trades #112 to STL for #203 and a 2014 fourth rounder
- 5:09pm CT: 2nd round has begun and lots of trade chatter on the floor still.
- 2:16pm CT: Poile is apparently talking to Steve Yzerman, GM of the Lightning, who holds the 3rd overall pick. S/t to Jeremy Gover of Cellblock 303. UPDATE: NO TRADE
- 1:45pm CT: Adrian Dater of the Denver Post tweeted that Barkov is likely to be selected by the Panthers, 2nd overall.
- 1:05pm CT: Lightning will not take Aleksander Barkov because his shoulder injury scares them too much. This allows the Predators the right away.
- 12:51pm CT: Tampa Bay Lighning are high on Valeri Nichushkin and it is looking like he could go 3rd overall. This would leave Nashville in a situation where they could select Jonathan Drouin or Seth Jones.
- 12:01pm CT: Predators staying quiet right now. Poile says it will take a lot for him to move back and it is unlikely he moves up.
Fang Faction Draft Reads
Fang Faction Pre-Draft Reads
Who does Nashville take 4th overall?: Valeri Nichushkin – Fang Finger
2013 NHL Mock Draft – Fang Faction Staff
Draft Discussion with Ken McKenna – Fang Finger and Ray Harris
Drouin not out of reach for Preds – Fang Finger
Past Fourth Overall Draft Picks – Fang Finger
Preds Draft Preview With Video – Ray Harris
Poile previews the 2013 Draft – Fang Finger
Projected Predators' draft board – Fang Finger
Watch: Top Prospects Primed for the Draft – Fang Finger
Preds to draft fourth overall – Fang Finger
Draft Offense? Nay, Preds should take Defender Darnell Nurse in the First Round – Ray Harris (He no longer believes this, but is an interesting article.)
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