Draft Preview #8: Frederik Gauthier

If there was ever a sleeper pick, it could be Gauthier. He’s a man among boys and he just turned 18 in April. If the Islanders don’t choose him with the number 15 pick in this years 2013 draft, it’s certainly not from a potential talent stand point.  Make no mistake, this prospect has all the tools to be a solid top six forward for years to come. He just may…

June 18, 2013
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Draft Preview: #10 Andre Burakowsky

  Starting off our Isles Talk draft preview list is number #10 Andre Burakowsky. He’s a left winger from Sweden playing for Malmo but has also seen plenty of international experience playing in the under 18 World Junior Championships along with several other international junior tournaments. He comes in at number 10 because he’s a big hit or miss prospect. However if he hits, he’s the real deal.

June 14, 2013
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Draft Preview: What Can Cup Champs Teach Us About Drafting

As I watched last nights insomniac game between the Chicago Blackhawks & Boston Bruins, I started looking at all the players on each team and realized how little some of the rosters had changed since each team won their respective championships a few years back. Chicago had a debacle the summer after their Cup win, losing players to free agency because paperwork was not properly filled out, but Chicago stuck…

June 13, 2013
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Mark Streit Traded To Philly

The New York Islanders have stated that former Islanders captain Mark Striet was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for a 4th round pick in the 2014 draft and forward Shane Harper. Just when I finish with a write up on building a team through the draft, the Islanders do this. Great move on Snow’s part getting something from a player who was not going to resign with the Islanders. I…

June 12, 2013
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IslesTalk Draft Preview: The Guidelines

Let me start off by saying this, I still love the draft. I do care where the Islanders end in the standings, but no matter where they end up I’m a believer in winning through the draft, just look at Boston & Chicago (more on that in my next post). I feel that through good drafting, a team can be properly managed better and gives more respect and stability to…

June 12, 2013
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