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For the New York Islanders Tonight is the Night

Published by on April 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Tonight is the night. The most important night in Islander franchise history in the last 15 to 20 seasons.

No, it's not a playoff series, a game against the Rangers, or a game they need to win to gain entry into the playoffs.

It's the Draft Lottery.

48.2 percent.

That is the chance the Islanders have to win the No.1 overall pick this June, most certainly to be budding superstar John Tavares.

While this is no Sydney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin type, he could be a Vinny Lecavalier or Dany Heatley. He is a game changer. He very well could be the franchise player the Islanders have not had since the ill-fated trade of Zigmund Palffy to the LA Kings.

In short—he is exactly wha...

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