"The Islanders people have barely come out of their conference room for air. They’re meeting with virtually every kid with even the slightest chance of going in the first two rounds. They went from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm yesterday and if they took lunch, I didn’t see them. I’ve never seen a team request to meet with so many prospects."
— >>A spy to Chris Botta in his draft combine update.
Such diligence is to be expected when you have four picks in the first 37, no? The decision on how to use those -- or to package some -- can make or break the next five years.
The gist of Botta's post is quotes from Victor Hedman saying all the right things. Hedman heads to Long Island Sunday and is due in Tampa Bay Tuesday.