The 2014 NHL Draft has come and gone, and the short term, and potentially long term, futures of hundreds of young men have been determined.
The top players went where they were expected to go, while some players made pretty substantial slides down the draft board, including a couple, like Ivan Barbeshev and Brayden Point, who were ranked higher up on the final FanSided NHL Draft big board.
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The Nashville Predators took the most questionable first round pick, in my opinion, with the selection of Kevin Fiala at 11. However, the questionable first pick was eased with the smart selections of Vladislav Kamenev and Jack Dougherty in the second round.
The Predators full draft list can be found in the table below.
|Rnd||Pick||Overall||Player||Pos||Country||Height||Weight||Amateur League||Amateur Team|
|1||11||11||KEVIN FIALA||LW||CHE||5′ 10″||180||SWEDEN-JR.||HV 71 JR.|
|2||12||42||VLADISLAV KAMENEV||LW||RUS||6′ 2″||203||RUSSIA-JR.||MAGNITOGORSK 2|
|2||21||51||JACK DOUGHERTY||D||USA||6′ 1″||186||USHL||USA U-18|
|3||2||62||JUSTIN KIRKLAND||LW||CAN||6′ 2″||175||WHL||KELOWNA|
|4||22||112||VIKTOR ARVIDSSON||LW||SWE||5′ 9″||172||SWEDEN||SKELLEFTEA|
|5||12||132||JOONAS LYYTINEN||D||FIN||6′ 0″||154||FINLAND||KALPA|
|6||12||162||AARON IRVING||D||CAN||6′ 0″||185||WHL||EDMONTON|
Okay Predators fans! What do you think of your team’s haul in the 2014 NHL Draft? Excited, or do you feel the team could have done better? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.