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Audio from the draft floor, Day 1

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators

L-R: Predators GM David Poile, scout Rick Knickle, first-round pick Jon Blum, scout Jeff Kealty, and assistant GM Paul Fenton at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, June 22, 2007. (Getty/Bruce Bennett)
The Predators' management and scouting staff commented on the events of Day 1 of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in Columbus, including the trade of goaltender Tomas Vokoun, the first-round selection of Jonathon Blum, and a look ahead to Rounds 2 through 7 on Saturday.

David Poile, Predators general manager
Prior to the start of the draft, Poile discussed the Tomas Vokoun trade, the uncertainty surrounding the Predators' future and the prospect of free agent signings. (Windows Media audio, 4:24)

Paul Fenton, Predators assistant general manager
Fenton discussed the qualities that prompted Nashville to select American defenseman Jonathon Blum with the 23rd overall choice. (Windows Media audio, 3:03)

Rick Knickle, Predators North American amateur scout
Knickle discussed Nashville's first-round choice, defenseman Jonathon Blum (Windows Media audio, 1:15)

Jonathon Blum, Predators first-round draft pick
Blum commented on being drafted by the Predators in the first-round. (Windows Media audio, :51)

Jeff Kealty, Predators North American amateur scout
Kealty looked ahead to Day 2, which will feature rounds 2-7 of the draft. (Windows Media audio, :35)

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