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Tom Liodice of The Tiger Track and Michael Schuerlein of Islesblogger.com are proud to announce that they will be attending the 2008 NHL Draft in Ottawa, Canada. This year’s draft takes place on Friday June 20th and Saturday June 21st at Scotia Bank Place – home of the Ottawa Senators.

Tom and Michael had spoken to each other about attending this year’s draft during downtime at the Coliseum at the draft deadline in February. Chris Botta, then the Islanders VP of Media Relations, when approached liked the idea and began working on securing the credentials. In an unexpected turn of events, Botta resigned on May 6th, leaving both Tom and Michael unsure whether they should follow through with their idea. After discussing things a bit further, they decided to push forward and asked Corey Witt, the Islanders Media Relations Coordinator, to continue where Botta left off.

Just one week after asking Witt to continue the process, he delivered the great news – the NHL approved credentials for the pair. Rushing to book flights and a hotel for their first “road trip”, Tom and Michael are excited for this opportunity to bring Islanders fans a behind the scenes glimpse of what it’s like at the draft. Tom will be live blogging and shooting video and Michael will be live blogging and taking pictures of the event. You can expect the pair to provide up to the minute updates of whatever is happening involving the Islanders, be it trades, draft choices or general Islanders talk around the event.

Stay tuned to www.islesblogger.com, www.thetigertrack.com and www.newyorkislanders.com for all the latest draft info and updates!

One thing is for certain, between the Blog Box covering the Draft Day party at the Coliseum and Islandermania holding a tailgate party – there will be plenty of exciting things happening around Islanders country on June 20th!

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