Snow keeps loading up on draft picks ...

Snow keeps loading up on draft picks for Isles

There are 33 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 21, 2009, titled Snow keeps loading up on draft picks for Isles. In it, Newsday reports that:

When it comes right down to it, the Islanders really traded defenseman Chris Campoli to Ottawa for a player who quite likely will be playing junior hockey next season.

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Jay

Columbus, OH

#1 Feb 21, 2009
Snow said. "Now it's up to us to draft a good player with that pick"...... Not trade down in the draft!!!!!!!1
FIRE WALLY

Madison, WI

#2 Feb 21, 2009
Good, get as many picks as possible....5 of the first 60 picks is solid, keep stock-piling the picks. If you draft enough players, the odds that one or more hits the jackpot increases. Keep the picks coming!!
Clem

AOL

#3 Feb 21, 2009
Hopefully sim is next to go and maybe Guerin
Rob

United States

#4 Feb 21, 2009
Jay wrote:
Snow said. "Now it's up to us to draft a good player with that pick"...... Not trade down in the draft!!!!!!!1
You can't trade further down than where San Jose will probably be drafting.
Rob

United States

#5 Feb 21, 2009
This was a terrible trade. The pick is San Jose's...the BEST team in hockey. And knowing the Islanders track record with draft picks, I don't expect anything great. Here we go again....Snow may be worse than Milbury...MAYBE!! The Islanders are the second most pathetic team in sports. At least the Lions are consistent!!
The Village Idiot

Shanghai, China

#6 Feb 21, 2009
It was a good trade.

Stockpiling the picks is a good strategy.

Keep it up.
Islanders Fan

New Paltz, NY

#7 Feb 21, 2009
Rob, WTF are you smoking???

Do you know anything about the Isles, hockey, or sports in general???!?!

This was a GREAT trade!!!! Who cares if its a late first rounder! It's a good pick, and Campoli didnt want to be here! You seriously are delusional!
Renegade

Fort Myers, FL

#8 Feb 21, 2009
Someone take Guerin PLEASE!
bhockey47

East Setauket, NY

#9 Feb 22, 2009
Bravo Garth,,,let it Snow, let it Snow, let it Snow.
Rob

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10 Feb 22, 2009
Rob wrote:
This was a terrible trade. The pick is San Jose's...the BEST team in hockey. And knowing the Islanders track record with draft picks, I don't expect anything great. Here we go again....Snow may be worse than Milbury...MAYBE!! The Islanders are the second most pathetic team in sports. At least the Lions are consistent!!
oh I get it, a Rags fan in disguise........
Rob

Pittsburgh, PA

#11 Feb 22, 2009
Wow. I'll be the third Rob to comment on this... but yes, I said from the first moment I heard it that this was a good trade.
Further, trading down last year was a necessary evil and Garth did a good job. I realize that's difficult for some people to understand.

Many people have commented that they would rather see Gervais go. To that I say, "No kidding. Really?" For people that argued that... do you understand that there are two teams involved in the trade? You have to actually find someone willing to give up a first round pick for the player.

As for Campoli, I like him. He's a good player but he's not a great player. He's inconsistent and he still makes too many mistakes defensively. I think he will continue to develop and be a better player but there was nothing crazy about giving him up at this stage.

This was a very good trade... and if last night was any indication I guess Hillen and Callahan can adequately fill the roles. The Isles also have other defensive prospects already in the system.
Rob

United States

#12 Feb 22, 2009
Islanders Fan wrote:
Rob,**** are you smoking???
Do you know anything about the Isles, hockey, or sports in general???!?!
This was a GREAT trade!!!! Who cares if its a late first rounder! It's a good pick, and Campoli didnt want to be here! You seriously are delusional!
I guess we'll see over time. AND, how many years have you been a fan?? What, are you even 20 yet? I probably know more about the Isles than you....like the stars that Milbury traded during his tenure. The Isles would have been cup contenders EVERY year if they had kept these players. When you graduate High School, then comment on what I wrote.
Rob

United States

#13 Feb 22, 2009
Rob wrote:
<quoted text> oh I get it, a Rags fan in disguise........
No one from Miami knows anything about hockey!! And if I were a "Rags" fan, I would love the trade...because it was terrible!! Hey...go Miami Hurricanes!!!!
Rob

United States

#14 Feb 22, 2009
Rob wrote:
<quoted text> oh I get it, a Rags fan in disguise........
PS-with the 5000 or so people who attend the games, maybe the Isles will move to Miami!! Every time I watch a game, I can't believe how many empty seats there are. But, I guess that's what you get when you charge $50 bucks a ticket for a last place team and you even can't see the scoreboard
Porter Fonferoy III

West Milford, NJ

#15 Feb 22, 2009
Kudos to Garth, as well as Super Coach Gordo. With these hundreds of draft picks we are amassing, we are certain to land at least one mediocre forward for the fourth line. I salute you all!
Ollie

West Milford, NJ

#16 Feb 22, 2009
Is Okposo still on track to be Rookie of the Year? Just checking.
Hank Steinbrenner

New York, NY

#17 Feb 22, 2009
Let's assume that the Islanders have numerous first round picks - what they really need to do is trade Garth Snow for a pick, even late second or third rounder. Only then will any of these trades mean anything, especially since they won't play professional hockey for a number of years to come. It's mediocrity for a while and the sooner Snow is gone, the better.
Rob

Pittsburgh, PA

#18 Feb 22, 2009
Rob wrote:
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I guess we'll see over time. AND, how many years have you been a fan?? What, are you even 20 yet? I probably know more about the Isles than you....like the stars that Milbury traded during his tenure. The Isles would have been cup contenders EVERY year if they had kept these players. When you graduate High School, then comment on what I wrote.
Sorry, but if you think this was an awful trade then that guy was right. How can you claim to understand the extent of the carnage caused by Milbury and then blame Garth for anything? Also, San Jose has had a great team for years but they manage to choke in the playoffs year after year after year. If you understand draft order then you would know that this means this pick could be in the low to mid 20s rather than the 28-30 range. Let's just hope this isn't the year they get over that choking habit.
I could understand if you were mildly against it with a wait and see attitude about the pick but your bashing "this was terrible" attitude suggests that you really don't know what you're talking about... Campoli simply isn't that great to warrant such an attitude... and Comrie is addition through subtraction.
Rob

United States

#19 Feb 22, 2009
Rob wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, but if you think this was an awful trade then that guy was right. How can you claim to understand the extent of the carnage caused by Milbury and then blame Garth for anything? Also, San Jose has had a great team for years but they manage to choke in the playoffs year after year after year. If you understand draft order then you would know that this means this pick could be in the low to mid 20s rather than the 28-30 range. Let's just hope this isn't the year they get over that choking habit.
I could understand if you were mildly against it with a wait and see attitude about the pick but your bashing "this was terrible" attitude suggests that you really don't know what you're talking about... Campoli simply isn't that great to warrant such an attitude... and Comrie is addition through subtraction.

It's YOU who doesn't know anything. Comrie did pretty well on Edmonton (60 point seasons) and he's only 28. Campoli already had 2 points last night. I guarantee you that he is going to turn into a very good defenseman. I, also, guarantee you that the first round pick the Isles got will not amount to Campoli alone in the long run. No matter where San Jose finishes. Of course Ottawa was willing to give up San Jose's pick. The Isles should have demanded Ottawa's pick, which will probably to 7. Terrible trade. They gave up on Campoli too early (remember Todd Bertuzzi.) By the way, he was a captain on his minor league team. I guess the Isles don't need leaders, with the solid group they have.
Rob

Pittsburgh, PA

#20 Feb 22, 2009
Rob wrote:
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It's YOU who doesn't know anything. Comrie did pretty well on Edmonton (60 point seasons) and he's only 28. Campoli already had 2 points last night. I guarantee you that he is going to turn into a very good defenseman. I, also, guarantee you that the first round pick the Isles got will not amount to Campoli alone in the long run. No matter where San Jose finishes. Of course Ottawa was willing to give up San Jose's pick. The Isles should have demanded Ottawa's pick, which will probably to 7. Terrible trade. They gave up on Campoli too early (remember Todd Bertuzzi.) By the way, he was a captain on his minor league team. I guess the Isles don't need leaders, with the solid group they have.
Wow. Seriously? Those are some of the most vacuous arguments I've heard. Comrie/Edmonton... that was 7 or 8 years ago... ancient history in sports time. To be fair, he also had a good season in Phoenix 4 or 5 years ago but that is also ancient history. The constant with Comrie from every team he's played on was that he had a bad attitude and many of his teammates said he was hard to get along with. The guy had 2g and 2a in his Islander debut last year so he's shown that he can play with skill when he bothers but he doesn't usually bother.

Campoli... if nothing else you need to revisit the fact that he asked to be traded. He's a good player but he expected to be handed Streit's role. The problem for him is that Streit is a better player - both offensively and defensively. Campoli is simply not as fantastic as you seem to believe. On top of that he's smallish and will never be good at clearing the crease. He's also shown a tendency to get injured.

Oh... and getting 2a in a losing effort for your team is not something to be proud of. Montreal only scored 2 even strength goals but Campoli managed to be on the ice for one of them. That's not surprising considering how many times he made bad decisions and became a defensive liability for the Isles. Don't get me wrong... I like the guy but he's simply not as good as you seem to think. Have you ever played hockey? It really does help you understand the game better when you experience it from the on ice perspective.

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