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Islanders sign Griffin Reinhart to Entry Level Deal


So tweets Arthur Staple. Nice. Arthur Staple ‏@StapeNewsday #isles sign top pick Griffin Reinhart to entry-level contract. UPDATE: And now it's official.

Discuss: Portzline Reports All 7 Islanders Picks Offered for Columbus #2

Ed. Note: Since the online world is masticating this -- chewed over in comments of our a.m. thread too -- have fun hashing it out in 1919's FanShot here. HNIC's Elliotte Friedman says he heard something similar, and goes into a proposed rationale here. I read this link to the Columbus Dispatch on Kuklas' Korner today and thought it might be of interest. Not only would Snow be insane for making this offer, Howson should be immediately relieved of his duties if he didn't accept the offer. Columbus could have had 13 picks in this year's draft.

"...If it hadn't been for Mike Milbury"


Draft guru Kyle Woodlief in a chat on Puck Daddy about tonight's festivities. The above quote comes from the last question. (PS: he has the Islanders taking Morgan Rielly or trading their pick)

Tampa Bay is on the clock at Hockey Wilderness (mock draft)


Hockey Wilderness has been having a community mock draft - open to voting - for the past few days. Well, the past 18 days. And now, on the 19th day, the Tampa Bay Lightning's second pick of the first round comes up. Who wiould you chose? Go vote!

Tanner Pearson Is A Must Draft For Jets Brass


It seems that the draft status of Tanner Pearson is a hot topic in Winnipeg as of late. With that in mind, here's Matt Eichel of the Jets All Out Blog as he offers his take on whether or not the Winnipeg Jets should draft Pearson in the 2012 NHL Draft. "What makes Pearson interesting on the surface is his connection to Scheifele - who finished fourth on Barrie in scoring with 63 points in 47 games at a 1.34 points per game pace - and Ivan Telegin, another Jets (former Atlanta Thrasher) draft pick. ... Pearson, who was ranked by Central Scouting at 22nd in their mid-way rankings, slipped to 25th overall in their rankings - still a first round player. (Caveat: Pearson is ranked 25th out of North American skaters, almost assuring he should be around with the Jets second round pick). With the ninth overall pick, however, the Jets are faced with a problem if they do indeed show interest in another Barrie Colt prospect. ... Despite the attractiveness of another Colt - especially one who has played with two other Jets picks - there could be the advantage that teams may be wary of his season ending injury limiting his progress into this next OHL season. If not, the Jets will need to trade up to acquire the pick to grab Pearson in the late first round or perhaps he would drop down into the early second round for the Jets second round pick." Most know where I stand on the topic of Pearson, so I won't beat a dead horse. But to reinterate, I'm just a tad leery of a gritty overaged player breaking out against 17 and 18 year olds being selected with a first or second round pick. What say you? Agree? Disagree? Hit us up in the comments below!

Derek Zona Mocks the First Two Rounds of the 2012 Draft


He successfully breaks my heart by having Teuvo Teräväinen selected just before our 9th pick (by the Hurricanes), then having the Jets pick a defenceman, Jacob Trouba. Then he crushes me again with the 39th pick...

Blair Mackasey: Grigorenko a "Floater"

One of his first big moves is who to draft with the third choice. Alex Galchenyuk is a U.S. raised Russian, while Mikhail Grigorenko was raised in Russia and has a reputation as a floater. "I saw Grigorenko play the World Juniors and I would agree that assessment that he's a floater," he said. "There is something to be said for a Russian kid who grew up in the States and played all his hockey here. Yes, that would definitely be a factor." Well, that may help us narrow down who the Wild may or may not take with the seventh overall pick. For those outside the know, Mackasey is the Wild's director of player personnel. Who the Wild take is not ultimately his decision, but he will have a major say in the decision.
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