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Nashville Predators NHL Entry Draft Open Thread

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The 2010 NHL Entry Draft is just hours away, so share your thoughts below as to what you'd like to see David Poile do tonight. Trade up? Trade down? Catch a falling star in Kiril Kabanov, the enigmatic Russian whose questionable attitude has undermined his All-World talent?

For your pre-draft reading, I'd suggest taking a look at 5 of the prospects who are ranked to go somewhere around the #18 position that Nashville holds, per James Mirtle's consolidated rankings:

Austin Watson (Left Wing, Peterborough Petes of the OHL) as previewed by Hockey Wilderness.

Emerson Etem (Right Wing, Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL) as profiled at Defending Big D.

Evgeny Kuznetsov (Center, Traktor Chelyabinsk in the KHL) as highlighted at The Cannon.

Nick Bjugstad (Center, Blaine High School in Minnesota) as reviewed at Western College Hockey Blog.

Dylan McIlrath (Defense, Moose Jaw Warriors of the WHL) as scouted by Die By the Blade.

For a complete look at prospect reviews from across the SB Nation network, head over to Western College Hockey Blog, where they've been keeping a master list.

Who will the Predators select? I have no clue, and would only be surprised if they pick a goaltender. At the #18 spot, anyone they select is probably at least two years away from the NHL, so I have a hard time getting too worked up about drafting for a specific need.