In exactly one month (6/26), the Islanders will have a chance to radically alter the composition of the franchise. As everyone must know by know, the Isles hold the #1 overall pick in the draft, and the likely (although not officially confirmed) draftee will be center John Tavares. However, where general manager Garth Snow and his scouting staff will really hopefully earn their money is with the selections that follow, of which the Islanders have 10 (including another 1st rounder).
The best news in all of this is that Okposo Net will be inside Montreal's Bell Centre during the draft. That's right, to bring you each pick live, as they happen. If there are any trades, we'll of course have that information too. The Islanders and the NHL have been kind enough to grant us access to the proceedings and we plan to utilize the opportunity to the fullest. So on draft day, please check this site often.
Since we've been idle for many days, we're also putting up a poll on the right hand side of this page. Very simply, it asks whether Kyle's performance this past season has earned him the right to wear a captain's badge in 2009-2010. We'll share our own thoughts on this matter in the near future, but for right now we want to take the public's temperature on whether Kyle deserves to sport the captain's "C," an "A" (alternate captain), or nothing at all. Please let us know your feelings on the matter, and if you would like to make a case in depth, the comments section is always open.
As always, thank you for reading.