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Islanders News: Draft Day Two; Quiet Islanders and Curious Trades

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Maybe today? Maybe not.

2017 NHL Draft - Round One
We have a trade to announce... but not for you.
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The first round of the 2017 NHL Draft is in the books and it was... weird. The first 20 or so picks flew by without a trade. Then, before we knew it, the Flyers had gotten a king’s ransom for Brayden Schenn and the Penguins traded their first rounder for Ryan Reaves. See? Weird.

Before we get to the links, here’s what you need to know for today. Jenny will have rounds 2-7 covered so keep it here for all of the Islanders moves.

2017 NHL Entry Draft Second Round When and Where to Watch:

  • Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT.
  • United Center, Chicago
  • USA broadcast: NHL Network | Canada broadcast: Sportsnet
  • Live streaming: None that I know of but Sportsnet Radio carried last year’s draft. Prepare yourself for lots of Leafs talk.

Islanders picks (as of now):

  • Second Round, No. 46
  • Third Round, No. 77
  • Fifth Round, No. 139
  • Seventh Round, No. 201

I have absolutely no idea who I want the Islanders to select today, so I’ll just keep my fingers crossed for good news.

Islanders links

Draft Day 1

  • All of Friday’s picks graded by SBN’s Pat Iversen. Some of these may not be 100% serious. That reminds me, I need to get back into Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
  • In the end, it was Nico over Nolan. [AATJ]
  • The Flyers appear to be an early winner, drafting Nolan Patrick then trading some Schenn to St. Louis for two (2) first round picks (one conditional) and Jori Lehtera. [BSH | The guy they took with one of those picks has some... interesting old tweets]
  • And the Penguins did indeed trade pick No. 31 and forward Oskar Sundqvist to the Blues for goon Ryan Reaves, who you’ll hate soon if you don’t already. Remember this when Mario drones on about the “garage league” his team is in. [Pensburgh]

Freaky Friday

  • The Coyotes made a couple of huge moves, picking up Niklas Hjalmarsson from the Blackhawks [FFH] and both Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta from the Rangers. [BSB]
  • But Chicago wasn’t done. They also traded Artemi Panarin to Columbus for... Brandon Saad, who they traded to the Blue Jackets two years ago. [SCH | So, uh... Why? | As always with the ‘Hawks, it’s about money]
  • UFA T.J. Oshie will return to the Capitals on an eight-year, $46 million deal. The cap hit isn’t that bad but holy moly that’s a long time. [Japers]
  • A fun look at Lightning jerseys throughout the years. [Lightning]
  • One thing about James Dolan: the man is dedicated to his music. [SBN]