Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Drafting A Winner

The hopes and dreams of every franchise start with the NHL draft. Whether you draft #1 or #30, you’re always looking for the next big star that can carry your team to the next level. The New York Islanders have the first pick in this year’s draft and are desperate to rebound from an embarrassing 2008-09 campaign. Heading into the draft, no one by Isles management knew who the #1 pick would be. Would they take scoring machine John Tavares, defensive giant Victor Hedman, or character player Matt Duchesne? Continue reading