Islanders Bits: Tracking Niederreiter and Johansen

I bet you've never even heard of Ivan Hlinka.

It's been hashed and rehashed and will be hashed evermore about the decision to play 2010 draftees Ryan Johansen, Nino Niederreiter and Brett Connolly in the NHL this year. Each of the big forwards drafted 4-5-6 two summers ago saw their lumps and scratches as they spent this season in the limbo that by agreement allows for no AHL.

General Hockey

Speaking of the draft, we'll be doing a Top 25 Under 25 refresh over the next month. Look for the first post in that series today.

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