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PeteM
New York Islanders
Location: Bklyn/Uniondale/Belmont, NY
Joined: 07.10.2007

Jun 23 @ 11:04 AM ET
Lou had to be shocked Wahlstrom and Dobson were available. Hopefully with the 1st round done, we see more trades and especially if Carlson and JT are off the board. Free Agency got even worse if that is possible.
- ses111


I was hoping for immediate help yesterday but this was the next best thing. In Lou We Trust.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jun 23 @ 11:05 AM ET
I don't think we were ever gonna be big players in UFA. Maybe a depth forward or defenseman, but that it's...nothing special.

But man I still can't believe those two guys fell to us. They should have easily been top-10 picks and it wouldn't have been insane for them to both go top-5, either. Sportsnet was calling Dobson the second-best defenseman in the draft behind Dahlin. That's a bit subjective and may not be totally accurate, but he figures to be a damn good player. Lot of Pieterangelo/D. Hamilton comparisons getting thrown around.

Their draft jerseys had no nameplates because the Isles never thought in a million years that either would fall that far.

Here's the Sportsnet feeds from the selections:




- eichiefs9



I agree about Isles and FA. Teams better use trades because not a lot of help can be found in FA. How soon do you think these two picks can join the Isles?
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jun 23 @ 11:07 AM ET
I was hoping for immediate help yesterday but this was the next best thing. In Lou We Trust.
- PeteM


I agree. Let’s hope GM’s are in a trading mood today.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 11:12 AM ET
I agree about Isles and FA. Teams better use trades because not a lot of help can be found in FA. How soon do you think these two picks can join the Isles?
- ses111

Probably need at least a year each. What I like about Wahlstrom is that he's slated to go to BC and that means he'd be eligible to jump to the AHL so he's probably the more likely of the two to have an accelerated path to the big club. Dobson I would imagine will have at least one year, if not two, before he's ready.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 11:14 AM ET
Eric Engels @EricEngels
5m
From all the intel I’ve gathered, a Pacioretty trade seems imminent. Fairly obvious that Kovalchuk and Tavares decisions are holding up the market. We could have clarity on those fronts before the end of the draft.


Have a very weird feeling we end up with MaxPac today.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jun 23 @ 11:16 AM ET
Eric Engels @EricEngels
5m
From all the intel I’ve gathered, a Pacioretty trade seems imminent. Fairly obvious that Kovalchuk and Tavares decisions are holding up the market. We could have clarity on those fronts before the end of the draft.


Have a very weird feeling we end up with MaxPac today.

- eichiefs9


Have to think Lee or Bailey need to be traded somewhere if he add Max?
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 11:18 AM ET
To piggyback on what I said earlier about Wahlstrom, Corey Pronman says "we'll see if he'll go to BC" and someone asked him why and he doesn't think it's crazy to think he might jump right to the AHL.

eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 11:20 AM ET
Have to think Lee or Bailey need to be traded somewhere if he add Max?
- ses111

Not sure, honestly
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jun 23 @ 11:22 AM ET
To piggyback on what I said earlier about Wahlstrom, Corey Pronman says "we'll see if he'll go to BC" and someone asked him why and he doesn't think it's crazy to think he might jump right to the AHL.


- eichiefs9

Is he old enough? Or did they change the rules?

Rule has been that you have to be 20 to play in the AHL. Wahlstrom is currently 18, I think.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 11:22 AM ET
Kovalchuk to LAK. 3 years.
PeteM
New York Islanders
Location: Bklyn/Uniondale/Belmont, NY
Joined: 07.10.2007

Jun 23 @ 11:22 AM ET
Have to think Lee or Bailey need to be traded somewhere if he add Max?
- ses111


If you're going to trade Lee, and I'd hate to do it, it has to be for D. Anything else is a lateral move.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 11:23 AM ET
Is he old enough? Or did they change the rules?

Rule has been that you have to be 20 to play in the AHL. Wahlstrom is currently 18, I think.

- JohnScammo

No that's only if you're drafted out of the one of the CHL leagues. The rules are different for guys drafted out of USHL/NCAA, and all the Euro leagues. He's eligible now.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
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Joined: 10.14.2014

Jun 23 @ 11:24 AM ET
No that's only if you're drafted out of the one of the CHL leagues. The rules are different for guys drafted out of USHL/NCAA, and all the Euro leagues. He's eligible now.
- eichiefs9

Gotcha, thanks!
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 11:27 AM ET
Isles on the clock, lots of good players available
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 11:28 AM ET
Bode Wilde! People had him going to them at 11 or 12 in some mocks

Great value in the 2nd round.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 11:29 AM ET
Steve Kournianos @TheDraftAnalyst
12s
Islanders take NTDPer Bode Wilde. Great speed, righty shot and a good one. Rangers fans dying lol
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Jun 23 @ 11:37 AM ET
Steve Kournianos @TheDraftAnalyst
12s
Islanders take NTDPer Bode Wilde. Great speed, righty shot and a good one. Rangers fans dying lol

- eichiefs9


What unholy act did you commit to receive such a fortuitous spring?
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 11:37 AM ET
Pronman write-up on Wilde/Iskhakov:

19. Bode Wilde, D USA Under-18-USHL

Jan. 24, 2000 | 6-foot-2 | 195 pounds

GP: 61 | Goals: 12 | Points: 41 | Shoots: Right

Skating: 60
Puck Skills: 60
Physical Game: 55
Hockey sense: 50

Bode is a bit of a Wilde card (I apologize for nothing). He can blow you away on a given shift. His speed and skill level for a 6-foot-2 defenseman is elite. You see rushes from Wilde where he looks like a potential top 3-5 pick with the way he can blow by guys, create a clean zone entry and start the offense for his club. I’m impressed at times by his offensive instincts in how creative he is with the puck and the way he moves it out of his zone with skill or can hit a teammate through a tight seam in the O-zone. Despite being known as an offensive player, he can close on guys and is quite physical, not afraid to lean on guys with his frame. The big issue with him is decision making. I generally am fine with high skill guys turning pucks over, it’s a necessary evil to having the puck a lot, but he makes a lot of overly risky plays and poor turnovers and can be on the butt end of too many highlight reels for the opposing team. The NTDP worked on trying to get him to simplify his game to reduce those errors, and I think he struggled trying to walk that line. At the end of the day, there are a handful of right-handed defensemen in the world with his combination of size, speed and skill, thus he grades out high for me as a prospect, but balanced against the substantial risks in his game.

USNTDP U18 coach Seth Appert said: “Bode is a push rushing, attacking offensive defenseman. He’s mobile, he’s physical. He’s as talented as anyone in this draft class. He’s still maturing in terms of adding offense without the risk.”


16. Ruslan Iskhakov, RW, CSKA-MHL

July 22, 2000 | 5-foot-8 | 152 pounds

GP: 33 | Goals: 6 | Points: 30 | Shoots: Left

Skating: 55
Puck Skills: 65
Physical Game: 20
Hockey sense: 65

Iskhakov has impressed me whenever I’ve watched him this season between international play and junior. Iskhakov was a significant riser, going from relative anonymity in the Slovakian U18 league to a top guy in his age group. He’s a tiny forward at 5-foot-8 and that might be generous, but his puck skills are fantastic. He can maneuver with the puck as well as most players in his age group. It’s not just his skills that stand out to me, though, his brain is also high-end, if not elite. He sees plays developing so well and can outsmart defenders with his hands and vision. He made some of the best passes I saw all season, and the way he improvises on the ice to get out of tough situations with his creativity is worth the price of admission. The major issue I have in his projection isn’t his size but rather he’s not a blazing skater, which isn’t ideal for a guy his size. He lacks a dangerous top gear but he does have above-average speed, he’s good on his edges and he can be elusive. He’s listed as a center by NHL Central Scouting but projects on the wing as I don’t love his two-way game. It’s actually plausible Iskhakov goes undrafted rather than even come close to being picked where I have him, but he also has massive potential.


Iskhakov is going to UCONN in the fall.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 11:38 AM ET
What unholy act did you commit to receive such a fortuitous spring?
- Wildschwein

Suffered for 12 years under Garth Snow. This is our reparations.
PeteM
New York Islanders
Location: Bklyn/Uniondale/Belmont, NY
Joined: 07.10.2007

Jun 23 @ 11:39 AM ET
Iskhakov:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbIo-wYFv4k
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Jun 23 @ 11:40 AM ET
Suffered for 12 years under Garth Snow. This is our reparations.
- eichiefs9


The Gods have much left to give then. Should be about square if JT signs at 4.5x8
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 11:41 AM ET
Iskhakov:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbIo-wYFv4k

- PeteM

He's loaded with skill. Little dude and there's definitely some risk, but I saw a few guys saying he has elite-level skill.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 11:41 AM ET
The Gods have much left to give then. Should be about square if JT signs at 4.5x8
- Wildschwein

eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 11:49 AM ET
Wilde decommitted from Michigan last week and is now confirmed as going to the OHL

Arthur Staple @StapeAthletic
now
Wilde affirmed that he's headed to play in the OHL next season. Had been committed to Michigan but said earlier this week he was going the junior route.

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