The Islanders added six new prospects to their pool last weekend, selecting five wingers and one defenseman at the 2016 NHL Draft. The practice of projecting how a bunch of teenagers (and, in this year's case, one 21-year-old) will pan out in a few years is a tricky one. Even the most dedicated prospect watchers will tell you it's the mother of all inexact sciences.
But sports performances must be judged, even when it's just calling out names from a laptop. So let's take a look at how some people and publications graded the Islanders' work on Friday and Saturday.
If you see any more rankings out there on the interwebs, put a link in the comments and I'll add them to the table.
You'll probably agree or disagree per your own analysis or gut feeling. But from this cross-section it seem that the team made some worthwhile additions. Maybe it wasn't the home run they hit last year, when they they traded up into the first round to grab super high-end forwards Mathew Barzal and Anthony Beauvillier who we have high hopes for. Sometimes a stand-up double gets the job done, too.
We'll check back in four years and see how things worked out.