Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Plan

I was rereading the "Plan" again

1) draft wisely
2) develop prospects
3) sprinkle in unrestricted free agents

It feels like we went in reverse order here.

We signed a bunch of free agents last off season
We developed a few prospects this year in Bergenheim and Comeau
and now we get to select quite a few picks in a very deep draft.

Was Garth supposed to go in order?

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Bridgeport Could Make A Splash

I'm actually excited to see what Bridgeport can do over their last six remaining games. We haven't had a team this deep down their since 2001-2002 and they went to the Finals and lost the final game in double OT to Chicago. Back then Hunter, Krog, Toress, and DiPietro were on that team. If they make into the playoffs, they could really make a splash, and would gain some big experience.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Final Game Tonight

The Islanders play there final home game against the Islanders tonight at Madison Square Garden. The Islanders have secured the 5th spot in the entry draft, which will be televised on Monday. As of now the Islanders have a 8.1% percent chance of getting the first overall pick, but should be able to pick no worse than 6th. St. Louis and Columbus play two games against each other, which may allow the Islanders to be 4th. Either way, the Islanders will get an NHL ready player in this years draft.

Before the draft order, I will post the available players for the Islanders, and pick whom I think will most benefit the Islanders.

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