Friday's rumor mill at the NHL Draft

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When you're up here, it's always hockey time. So, with less than 10 hours to go until Islanders fans either rejoice or turn the Coliseum into a battle zone -- I'm kidding, I'm kidding ... How much worse could it look? -- here are some tidbits to keep you going.

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Martyland

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#1
Jun 26, 2009
 
If they are set on Duchene (I prefer getting a scorer for once) then Snow should trade down a notch or two and at least acquire an extra couple of picks. If he needs to stay at #1, then at least he needs to try to convince Tampa that he's going for Hedman and maybe can get a mid-range pick just for the promise of not taking Hedman. Duchene will be a good player, maybe a great one, but Tavares is the player the Islanders will need since there's not a big-time scorer anywhere in the system. If it absolutely has to be Duchene, then get some more picks for this year or next.
Adam

Port Washington, NY

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#2
Jun 26, 2009
 
Of course Burke said the Islanders are leaning towards drafting Duchesne. He's a sleezy GM who's hoping Tavares falls to 2 so he can trade up and grab him. Snow is taking Tavares, it's as simple as that. He knows he needs to give the fans what they want. No more Mad Mike, just Good ole Garth. Just do it!
Battfist

Columbus, OH

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#3
Jun 26, 2009
 
Rumors...just rumors.
NYRfan

Hempstead, NY

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#4
Jun 26, 2009
 
The Rangers will not trade Staal, Callhan, or Dubinsky. It is not worth the 7.5 cap hit, unless they take Redden or Gomez I might be a little leniant and maybe give them Dubinsky but not the other two. If Tampa does select Hedman then they get a quick fix and could become contenders, if they get a goalie.

Staple you forgot some other rumoured players. Nabokov, Marleau, Cheechoo, Thornton, Lecavlier.
champ4

AOL

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#5
Jun 26, 2009
 
snow will pick.... who wil be best for the team... just because you all want thr t man... doesnt mean he is the fix.... any news of rickey thats a huge problem.....!!!! i really dont care who he picks... we need a allaround player i dont really now about the t man....? or anyone of them all young and whos to say they will be ready to even play in oct i mean really? lets just hope who ever comes to the team and makes it doesnt get injured .... lol good luck... lets go islanders......
Ct Resident

Stamford, CT

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Jun 26, 2009
 
The Islanders need a SNIPER! Draft Tavares. It's so friggin clear......Snow is determined to sink this organization and make it more of a laughing stock than it already is.

If he doesn't draft Tavares, he will be crucified by the fans. Wang might as well move the team tomorrow if Snow picks Duchene. I can't believe it. ONLY Snow would take the #3 person on the list as #1.

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