American defender Seth Jones was a top candidate to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NHL draft several weeks ago. His position was seemingly advanced when the defense-needy Colorado Avalanche won the draft lottery. But Jones fell to No. 4 and the teams that passed on him will see the error of their ways in time to come.
One person who was happy about Jones’ early misfortune was Nashville Predators general manager David Poile.
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Jones was rated as the best defender in the draft. In addition, he was arguably the best overall player, so the Predators had a major steal on their hands when they snagged him with the fourth pick.