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NHL.com Mock Drafts: Someone's Not Paying Attention

NHL.com recently posted three mock drafts. Obviously, it's WAY too early to determine both teams' draft positions and the prospects' final rankings, but it's interesting to see how draft analysts perceive, even at this early stage, the needs and wants of all NHL teams. While two draft analysts predict the Islanders will draft Moosejaw blueliner Morgan Rielly, the 3rd analyst has the Isles selecting Goalie Malcolm Subban with the 6th overall pick with the comment: "Do the Islanders need another goalie? No. Do they need a good one? Yes." Given (1) the Isles recent reluctance to use their 1st overall selection on goalies, (2) that a different NHL.com article positioned Kevin Poulin as one of the league's top 10 goalie prospects, and (3) the Isles' glaring need to improve their blueline depth, does anyone else see the chance of the Isles using their 1st overall pick on Subban as remotely unlikely?

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