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Islanders GM On Draft Pick: "He'll Fit Right In; They Shit On Me, Too"

The New York Islanders traded back into the first round and selected Josh Ho-Sang with the 28th pick in the NHL draft Friday night. Islanders GM Garth Snow apparently saw something of a kindred spirit in the much-discussed 18-year-old out of the Ontario Hockey League because now he thinks he's got someone new for the… » 6/28/14 11:12am 6/28/14 11:12am

Top NHL Draft Pick Nail Yakupov's Wild Night On Twitter

Nail Yakupov, the Oilers' first overall pick, has drawn comparisons to Pavel Bure. He will anchor one of the best young lines in hockey next season. But he is also 18 years old, and still learning English, and still getting used to this social media thing, and put together, you get nights like last night. » 6/26/12 10:15am 6/26/12 10:15am

The Blue Jackets Turned Down The Islanders' Entire Draft For Their No.…

The Blue Jackets, despite the worst record in the NHL, missed out on the first overall pick (It was very sad) and can't miss winger Nail Yakupov. But there was a silver lining at No. 2: can't miss defenseman Ryan Murray. People love Ryan Murray, and think he might be NHL-ready now. If you're going to rebuild, you… » 6/25/12 12:35pm 6/25/12 12:35pm

Six, Wait No, Five Reasons To Watch The NHL Draft, Which I Think Is…

Basketball season just ended. Hockey season wrapped up a week ago. NFL preseason games seem far, far away. Euro 2012 happens during the daytime. I bet you think it's baseball or bust for night sports. But you'd be wrong, because the NHL Draft is coming, live from Pittsburgh. I'm not certain when, but I think it's… » 6/22/12 6:36pm 6/22/12 6:36pm

Congratulations, Kid. You've Been Drafted.

Tomorrow night in Ottawa, dozens of kids too young to legally drink will be drafted by professional hockey franchises willing to devote time, effort, and a boatload of money to turning them into Stanley Cup Champions. The NHL Draft will kick off Friday, and for that, we turn to Melt Your Face-Off, who will be… » 6/19/08 5:15pm 6/19/08 5:15pm