|Brothers unite? Isles have done this before.|
18. Another draft idea to wonder about: Will the Islanders try to unite the Reinharts? Griffin was drafted fourth overall in 2012, Sam will be a high pick this year. Will have to try to move up to get him. GM Garth Snow is not afraid to try something big, offering all of his selections for Ryan Murray two years ago.
My Take: It's the summer, so there's not much more to write, however you have to wonder the possibility. I wrote a few months back if the Isles finished 4th would Sam drop down in the ranks and still be available. As of this piece, he's slated to go number 2 to Buffalo. From what's going on, it appears Florida may be pulling a 2008 Garth Snow move and trading down a few slots while acquiring a few more assets. What will it take to land the number 1 position? Obviously the Isles 5th pick, and possibly a player who's ready now, maybe an extra pick somewhere. This is just an opinion piece, no truth to any of this, but it would be a interesting story, especially if the Isles pull this off and Buffalo loses out on Reinhart. The consolation for Buffalo is that Ekblad is right there waiting for them. Would they trade down like Florida or draft the Top defenseman in the draft? Thoughts?