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New York Islanders Top 25 Under 25: Pre-Draft 2014

Each year we vote and discuss who we think are the top 25 New York Islanders under age 25. The list spans from established stars (hail Tavares) to young pups from the latest draft.

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Top 25U25: #2 - Brock Nelson preaches, you follow

It's nice to have plenty of good youngsters, yes?

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Top 25U25: Travis Hamonic leads D at #3

We like Travis a lot. Some of us just place the men of cloth first.

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Top 25U25: At #4, Strome poised for breakout

We look forward to more of your love and sweet, sweet hands.

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Top 25U25: Love and fear for Calvin de Haan at #5

Authorities are close to apprehending the Calvin de Haan voodoo doll, and destroying it.

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Top 25U25: Griffin Reinhart nears liftoff at #6

Has there been a more overanalyzed defenseman? No, not this summer.

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Top 25U25: Pokka at #7, a name like a villain

Ville Ville Pokka is a thing to say...

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Top 25U25: #8 Anders Lee, power forward of dreams?

Are you the power forward of my dreams?

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Top 25U25: Pulock, the other WHL meat at #9

Last summer the Isles drafted a righty whose shot goes boom. This fall we'll begin to see how he evolves.

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Top 25U25: #10 Go ahead & skip the Bailey thread

You can just skip this thread.

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Top 25U25: At #11, Donovan shedding skin?

No, his uni number is not a reference to a Tool song. As far as you know.

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Top 25U25: Scott Mayfield inches up to #12

Draft day "ceiling" projections were probably optimistic, but the NCAA product is still exhibiting the more bankable traits as he's moved up to the AHL.

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Top 25U25: At 13, Cizikas fell, can he get up?

The Islanders have some likable players on the fourth line who, combined, need improvement.

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Top 25U25: At 14, Collberg is next Vanek, surely

But this isn't Tyler Toffoli. I was told I could get Tyler Toffoli.

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Top 25U25: Adam Pelech, quietly rising

At the risk of channeling Maloney, we've got the better Pelech.

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Top 25U25: Czuczman #16 at age 23

It's pronounced like "bleu cheese"?

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Top 25U25: Sundstrom (#17) shows promise, injury

The third and highest-ranked Swede on our countdown.

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Top 25U25: Taylor Cammarata at #19. A small 19.

The ballad of the diminutive prolific scorer.

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Top 25U25: At #20, John Persson has company

Not Johan nor Johnas, but John.

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Top 25U25: #21, Crus Rydberg's fun to say.

Has a cool name, will need to show a smart game.

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Top 25U25: Any room left for #22 Aaron Ness?

We think we know what he can provide. Is that worth another contract?

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Top 25U25: At #23, Kirill Petrov one more time

The Russian's age and 25U25 rank are no too close for comfort.

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Top25U25: #24 - Kabanov's journey...and descent?

First-round talent, fourth-round head?

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Top 25U25: Halmo grinds against the odds to #25

"Just a fourth liner" is a thing, but you want that thing to be the very best possible kind of that thing.

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Top 25U25: Bastards (outsiders with 1 vote or so)

These guys received one measly vote or so.

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Top 25U25: Not these guys, nope

No one voted even once for these guys. Expect strongly worded emails from their brothers.

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