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Frankly, as it became apparent the Islanders had a strong shot at the No. 1 pick this season, my...

Frankly, as it became apparent the Islanders had a strong shot at the No. 1 pick this season, my feeling was that they needed Tavares more than they needed anything else. But lately, I'm not so sure. Comparing notes with NHL players, broadcasters and personnel experts I know, it's much closer to an even split on the Tavares vs. Hedman question. I haven't yet got a sense of where people stand on Duchene by comparison.

>>Greg Logan, Islanders beat writer for Newsday (aka the paper that covered the Islanders before Tavares)
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