2010 NHL Draft Grades: The Good and the Bad for The New York Islanders

June 26th, 2010 by Frank Trovato Leave a reply »
The 2010 draft has ended and the Islanders had another top 5 pick in the draft. Did they come away with another blue chip prospect or did they blow it by not selecting the best player available at their position in the draft?

I present 3 points for and 3 points against what the Islanders did this draft. Which side is correct?

You be the judge.

First we will get The Bad out of the way.


1  — Nino Who? No Cam Fowler? No Brandon Gormley? No Brett Connolly? They were all rated higher than Niederreiter and that means that Snow saw something different than the rest of the league. The rule is you take the best player at your position in the draft and The Islanders simply didn't do that.

Snow loves trading down so much, why didn't he try and trade down and get something for drafting this kid instead of someone rated higher?

2  — Trade two get one? Trading 2 second rounders to move up 5 spots? This Brock Nelson kid must be pretty good to give up the chance at 2 prospects down to get one. Snow and his staff usually add picks not give up picks and to move up only 5 spots and give up ...

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