Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Draft One Month Away

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.


TheMetalChick said...

Kyle is such a great kid, but I just dont see the benefit to the Isles putting the weight and responsibility of a letter on his jersey. He has only been able to buy a beer for what, a few weeks lol? At this point in time I want him to worry about his own development as a player... in the future, I think that a letter could look great on him.

BTW, its cool that you will be there for the draft- I look forward to reading what you have to say.

OkposoNose said...

Simply put this team has very few players that spell "leadership" nor ones who are going to be here 12 or 18 months from now. I am not a big fan of young captains but Kyle has definitely earned himself an "A". No Captain, yet, on this team. Park and Okposo are clear choices for the "A".

Okposo Island said...

I would think Mark Streit would be someone you are omitting. He's around for (hopefully) 4 more years and supposedly was quite a leader last season. At minumum an "A" next season, I would think.