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A Quick Glimpse Into the Future of John Tavares

Just came across a link on Twitter that has the New York Islanders 2009 first round draft pick John Tavares (and the rest of the top rookies) at an Upper Deck photo shoot. A few of the pictures (and there… Continue Reading

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Islanders Select With 152nd: Anders Lee

The Islanders have just made their final selection, as we eat lunch – (ughhhh). With the 152nd overall selection, they selected 6’2″ 214lb centerman Anders Lee from Edina HS in Minnesota. The only information on the net on Anders Lee… Continue Reading

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Islanders Select With 122nd: Anton Klementyev

The Islahttp://www.islesblogger.com/wp/wp-admin/link-add.phpnders just started off the fifth round by selecting 6’1″ 183lb Russian defenseman Anton Klementyev. Unfortunately, there is NO other information on this prospect just yet.

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Islanders Select With 92nd: Casey Cizikas

The Islanders have selected Center Casey Cizikas with the 92nd overall selection, the first pick of the fourth round. Cizikas was ranked 92nd out of North American skaters and surprise, was selected at number 92. Some info from My NHL… Continue Reading

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Islanders Trade 91st to Phoenix for 2010 3rd Rounder

The Islanders have traded the 91st overall to Phoenix for a 3rd round pick in 2010. The Islanders have the very next pick, so why not see what you can get – right?

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Mikko Koskinen Interview Video

Just uploaded the iPhone video we shot of Mikko Koskinen down in the interview room. It’s not the greatest quality, but you can see how big he is: Isles Official’s Outlook found this neat video of a shootout with Koskinen… Continue Reading

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Islanders Select With 62nd: Anders Nilsson

The Islanders have opened up the third round with the 62nd overall selection and have chosen goaltender Anders Nilsson from the Swedish Elite League. Nilsson is ranked 5th among all European netminders, so the Islanders have selected the second and… Continue Reading

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Islanders Trade 56th to Columbus

The Islanders have traded the 56th pick to Columbus for their 62nd and our old 92nd pick. So they decided to move down six likely figuring they could still get their player and add their previous 92nd pick back as… Continue Reading

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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

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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

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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

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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