Panthers confident in No. 1 pick -- whomever it is
Florida's management consideres the top NHL draft prospects as 1, 1A and 1B.
SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers have it narrowed down to three: defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, left wing Rick Nash or goaltender Kari Lehtonen.
The Panthers say they will select one of those 18-year-olds with the No. 1 pick in Saturday's NHL draft in Toronto.
"We really think there are three assets in this draft that are
very, very close," general manager Rick Dudley said. "I don't
think you can say this one or this one is the best. Our choice is
which one of the wonderful ...
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