Islanders Select With 31st: Mikko Koskinen

With the 31st overall pick in the second round, the Islanders have selected Goaltender Mikko Koskinen. Koskinen is listed as being a staggering 6’7″ and I just snapped a picture and some video of him being interviewed by Steve Mears… Continue Reading


About to Begin Day Two

So the four of us (among all the other press as well) are sitting here trying to figure out what to do after a really long night last night. We got about six hours of sleep after staying up until… Continue Reading


Brian Burke: “Garth Said No!”

Photo courtesy of TSN Just walking past Brian Burke being interviewed, the topic of John Tavares came up. Several great points: When asked if talks for the number one pick ever went past an initial inquiry, Burke said “I asked… Continue Reading


Islanders Trade up to 12: Select Calvin De Haan

The Islanders have just traded the 16th, 77th and 182nd picks to Atlanta for the 12th overall and select defenseman Calvin De Haan. Picture of the interview


Islanders Trade 26th, Move Up to 16th

The Islanders have just traded the 26th overall draft pick, 37th, 62nd and the 92nd to Columbus for the 16th overall and the 72nd pick. Picks now in the fold (updated follwing De Haan trade): (Round 1) 1st Overall (John… Continue Reading


Islanders Select: John Tavares!!!

We’ll call this a semi live blog. The NHL just made all the people responsible for making the selections introduce themselves, as you may have heard live on TV. Now, they are thanking Detroit and Pittsburgh for their great play… Continue Reading


Now THAT is a Scoreboard!

The Bell Center has the most outrageous scoreboard. I had to snap a picture, it’s massive and in High Def


Inside the Arena, But…

Ok, so we are all here sitting in the arena. Seems there was really next to no follow up to the planning on the Islanders part. We knew sitting in the media risers would be next to impossible. We have… Continue Reading


Live From Montreal!

The bloggers have landed, I repeat – the bloggers have landed. Tom Liodice of The Tiger Track, Doug Davidson of Isles Official’s Outlook and Ken Dick of TavaresOkposo Netare here beside me. As of right now, we are all feverishly… Continue Reading


Tavares Adds Insight on Snow’s Comments

I try not to read between the lines sometimes, honestly I do. This little blurb today comes from an interview with John Tavares on Greg Logan’s blog today. I will use it in reference to Garth Snow being quoted as… Continue Reading


Islesblogger’s Draft Wish: John Tavares

It’s that time of year again. I’ve been bad at pumping up the draft this time around – especially because I WILL BE THERE again. Well, we all know how my draft wish ended up last time around, hopefully this… Continue Reading