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What Will, Should the Islanders Do with the First Pick in NHL Draft?

Published by on April 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

It might be two months away, and the playoffs are barely underway, but people are already asking the big question: Who will the New York Islanders select with the first overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft?

The Islanders, notorious for one-sided deals that always seem to favor the team that they are trading with, are the subjects of a lot of talk about whose name they will speak into the microphone at the podium on June 26 in Montreal.

Conventional wisdom would point to the Isles selecting one of two players: the OHL’s John Tavares or Swedish defenseman Victor Hedman.

Tavares, who is just 18-years-old and has been playing professional hockey in Canada for four years after gainin...

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