June 2011

Monthly Archive

Islanders Picks on Day Two

Posted by on 25 Jun 2011 | Tagged as: Draft, General

With the Islanders first round draft choice in the fold (Ryan Strome, 5th overall) the team has a number of picks in rounds two through seven on the second day up Minnesota.

Here is a breakdown of their remaining selections:

Round 2 – 34th overall
Round 2 – 50th overall
(Acquired from Montreal in Wisniewski trade)
Round 3 – 63rd overall
(from 4th round 2010 draft selection dealt to Colorado)
Round 4 – 94th overall
Round 5 – 124th overall
Round 5 – 126th overall
(from two 6th round 2010 draft picks dealt to Atlanta)
Round 7 – 184th overall

The three picks in the second and third round should enable the Islanders to select three talented players. I’d imagine GM Garth Snow to pick up another talented forward and a defenseman or two, as he has done the previous years.

Day two of the Draft goes much quicker, the teams do not bring up players to the podium – they announce the name and bring the player to the media rooms to be interviewed.

You also generally see more trades occur on day two as well, as teams package together later round picks and future considerations in an attempt to move up in the second round – targeting players who have slipped out of the late first round.

I’ll do my best to keep things updated this afternoon – I’m also working on an updated Ryan Strome post.

Islanders Select Ryan Strome 5th Overall

Posted by on 24 Jun 2011 | Tagged as: Draft, News

The New York Islanders have selected Center Ryan Strome with the 5th overall selection of the 2011 entry draft.

Great pick, no movement in picks – mystery over.

More to come.

By the way, Strome has worked out with BOTH Tavares and Moulson – he’s also on Twitter, trying to figure out his name.


Draft Party Panoramic

Posted by on 24 Jun 2011 | Tagged as: Draft, General

Up in section 203 here is a panoramic shot of the floor here at the draft party!


It’s NHL Entry Draft Time!

Posted by on 23 Jun 2011 | Tagged as: Draft, General, News, Off Season

As the clock ticks down to the start of tomorrow evenings First Round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, I thought it would be best to post up a little update.

For the last three years, I’ve had the absolute pleasure of covering the draft LIVE from the event. Unfortunately, due to reasons beyond my control – I could not attend this years draft in Minnesota.

My lead up to the draft, coverage of prospects as well as draft rumors – missing in action, and I apologize. This is the busiest summer I have had work wise, and my blog has suffered (as it has been) as a result.

Fret not Islanders Country, for I will be live blogging and tweeting from tomorrow nights Draft Party at Nassau Coliseum.

Don’t forget that there is an Isles Draft Party Meetup before the event at Doolins, and I’ve been asked to help out at the Islanders Social Media table. Stop by and say hello to your fellow Fans and Tweeps alike.

Will Garth Snow trade his fifth overall selection? Will he package his later round picks to move up in the the later part of the first round? Will we see other transactions?

One never knows, that’s the beauty of Draft Day and what makes it so exciting!

Later on this evening I’ll be taking a look at who should be available to the Isles at the fifth pick, and continue my tradition of “Islesbloggers Draft Wish” that I have done the last several years.

Stay tuned!