We're waiting for the final few selections of the first round, and we'll be right back at it tomorrow morning at 10 AM. The Isles will pick first in Round 2 (#31 overall) and will have the "best of the rest" to choose from.
Reading the various blogs and online polls, the fans are very pleased with how tonight went. A few complaints have been raised about the Isles "reaching" up to the #12 to take Calvin De Haan, but obviously Garth Snow was really worried about another team snatching him before he fell to New York. A minor complaint, though, made ever more minor by the elation everyone feels about drafting John Tavares.
We were able to meet De Haan during his press scrum. He seemed quite pleasant, and as a former teammate of Tavares' he was glad to hopefully soon be joining him at the NHL level.
Garth Snow has appeared to earn the trust of the Islander fans, and the franchise has needed a night like this one for a long time.
As an aside, we took a lot of pictures of the picks and the festivities, though it will be a while until we edit them and get them online.