Draft Preview: #6 Josh Morrissey

Moving up the rankings to number 6 is probably the biggest mover so far in my draft preview, D Josh Morrissey.  To be honest, he’s moved up on everyone’s list because he was that good this year. He was expected to be drafted possibly in the lower second round, possibly upper third but because of vast improvements, he’s now a definite first rounder.   Morrissey played in a top pairing defensman…

June 25, 2013

Draft Preview: #7 Curtis Lazar

Counting down in our Isles Talk draft preview at number 7 is Curtis Lazar. A month ago, he wasn’t even on the radar, but due to his improved play in the second half and his playoff run with the Edmonton Oil Kings, Lazar has moved his rankings upward in every draft and rankings. Again with the amount of talent in this years draft, it will not surprise me one bit…

June 20, 2013

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

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

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

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