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XM Radio: NYI Winners of NHL Draft

XM Radio's draft special says Islanders are one of the big winners at this year's NHL Entry Draft

Sunday, 06.22.2008 / 12:37 PM / News
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XM Radio: NYI Winners of NHL Draft

On Saturday afternoon, XM Radio's Fast Hockey Show claimed the Islanders as one the 2008 NHL Entry Draft's big winners. By trading down and stocking up on draft picks to grab Josh Bailey, the Islanders were able to draft second-day steals like Aaron Ness, Jyri Niemi, Kirill Petrov and David Toews amongst others.

To listen to a portion of the clip, click here.

XM Radio was most impressed by the way Islanders GM Garth Snow traded down to acquire extra picks while still drafting the player they targeted from the beginning. The show went onto say that this enabled the team to take a chance on Petrov, who was the second ranked European skater in the draft, but fell because of his contract status in Russia.

Said one of the show's hosts: "What goes un-noticed is by moving back down twice and picking up three extra picks in the first three rounds [the Islanders] were then able to take a complete flyer on [Petrov], who was a top-10 talent at No. 73."

To listen to a portion of the clip, click here.

The Fast Hockey Show on NHL Home Ice XM 204 is hosted by Kyle Woodleif from the Red Line Report, Todd Carrol from The Fast Hockey Show, James Murphy from the Fast Hockey Show and Patrick King from Sportsnet.ca.

Special thanks to producer Shawn Lavigne and Peter Berce of XM Radio.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
2 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
3 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
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12 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
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14 NJD 49 18 22 9 110 137 45
15 CAR 48 17 25 6 104 125 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 49 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 49 9 25 15 34
B. Nelson 49 15 16 5 31
F. Nielsen 49 9 18 4 27
J. Boychuk 39 4 21 15 25
J. Bailey 37 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 49 7 14 13 21
N. Kulemin 49 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 43 13 5 6 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
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C. Johnson 6 6 0 .865 3.43

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