No matter who the Islanders select, their present and future will be defined by the Tavares Era.
As we enter the calendar month of the NHL 2009 Entry Draft, John Tavares still ranks #1, while it's wide open who the Islanders will chase with their second pick in the first round.
Taking these anonymous quotes from THN's Draft Preview, which top-3 prospect would you pick for the Islanders?
When you have two months to stew over the #1 pick, you start to wonder silly things like: "What if John Tavares is a high-scoring playoff choke like Joe Thornton?"
Updating the scout views and fan opinions of whether the Islanders should choose John Tavares, Victor Hedman -- or even Matt Duchene -- with the 2009 #1 pick.
A live NHL Draft Lottery thread for Islanders fans to chew their nails to the quick and wonder what it all means.
If the Islanders win the #1 pick after the NHL draft lottery Tuesday, should they announce to the world that John Tavares is their man? In a word, no.