Islanders 2008 draft preview

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. It's been a busy offseason thus far, signing goaltender Joey MacDonald to replace the steady service of Wade Dubielewicz.  They have also signed defenseman Aaron Johnson, lost Freddy Meyer on waivers to Phoenix, extended right winger Tim Jackman's contract, and signed left wing Kip Brennan. With a relatively new GM, it's tough to talk about tendencies.  Last year, with only five picks, the Islanders began to address their defense.  They took three defensemen in rounds 3, 6, and 7.  Two picks were out of the United States Hockey League, while two others were out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The top players by consensus are all defensemen after Steven Stamkos goes, and Snow has suggested D is a priority.  That said, if Russian forward Nikita Filatov is still on the board, the Islanders may be inclined to gamble for his skill.  Currently, NHL Central Scouting has defenseman Luke Schenn at No. Doughty pu...
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