NHL Entry Draft: Islanders Mock Draft Primer

Discussion in 'Mock Drafts' started by Isles_Guy*, May 24, 2011.

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  1. Isles_Guy*

    Isles_Guy* Guest

    whats with all the mocks with the Islanders taking a defender at 5?

    The only defender that Snow would take at that spot is Larsson,

    as we've learned previously Snow will only take an elite defender that high, trading down and not taking Schenn and passing on both Fowler and Gormley last year to reach a bit for Nino

    it is his organizational philosophy that Defenders because they take time to develop, can be found later in the draft and developed into good defenders, See Hamonic and MacDonald

    So all you Mock Drafters listen and learn, otherwise you'll have at least one wrong before you even begin
     
  2. Macch

    Macch Registered User

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    I agree. I think most of the people having the Isles picking a defenseman not named Larsson are hoping Huberdeau, Couturier, or Landeskog fall to them.

    Isles will take a forward with their first pick, and defenseman with one or both of their second round picks.
     
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    Just because you say this doesn't make it true. You really have no idea if he wants to pick a forward. Just because it fits your organizational needs doesn't mean he's the BPA.
     
  4. Isles_Guy*

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    no thats the point, the GM Garth Snow has been very open about this, he's stated that when he Drafted Tavares over Hedman, and he wanted one of the Doughty, Bogosian, Pieterangelo, triumvirate, but passed on Schenn and then again on Fowler and Gormley last year after the guy he wanted, Gudbransson was taken.

    And the prevailing organizational need is a defender, not Forward. But Garth doesnt let that faze him, he has his opinions and he wont let What people say we need sway him, He will do what he thinks is best and let the pundits and critics be damned

    Snow has been very candid in what he likes and dislikes and he is a very stubborn when it comes to following his own opinions, Believe what you want of course but its pretty nice to have the Anti-Milbury around here
     
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    If snow believes Hamilton or Murphy have what it takes to be elite he'll take one.

    Obviously GS picking a Dman isn't the most likely scenario but Islander fans don't know where he draws the "elite" line either...
     
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    I totally agree with the thread starter. The Islanders aren't anywhere close to being done building their offense and should stick to the BPA available approach.
     

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