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Well, Tom and I are sitting next to the guys from Islanders TV and to my immediate left is Steve Mears the Islanders radio voice.

Internet connection over here is, to sum it up – PUTRID. There are tons of media folks here trying to connect at the same time. We have literally been here for about 45 minutes and this was the first time I could connect.

I am going to start a draft gallery in the next few minutes, I will try to get up as many pictures as I can – when I can.

The arena is buzzing, absolutely buzzing. Fans are trickling in and there is a frenzy of activity on the draft floor. I can’t really see the Islanders draft table from my vantage point because it is all the way near the draft board.

If you are a hockey fan, this experience is definitely worth every bit of planning and headache you may run into (and just think, it’s not even the most exciting part!).

Stay Tuned!