Gallof: History Shows Islanders' Draft Philosophy Flies In Face Of Expert RankingsThe time has come for predictions for the NHL Draft. What will the Islanders do? When it comes to this franchise, conventional wisdom is often trumped by the system. Have no fear for I will explain it.
Gallof: HockeyProspect.com Says Dumba Or Reinhart To Islanders In DraftIn the final installment of a five-part series previewing the NHL Draft, B.D. Gallof spoke with Mark Edwards of HockeyProspect.com, who looked at the Islanders' situation in a different light.
Gallof: TSN's McKenzie Touts Defensive Depth In NHL Draft; What Should Isles Do?TSN's Bob McKenzie is considered hockey royalty in Canada. His words tend to be viewed as gospel, especially around draft time. McKenzie recently explained his philosophy to WFAN and touched on who the Islanders might pick.
Gallof: Hockey Prospectus Draft Expert Says Islanders Should Stay Course, Take ForwardThe NHL Draft is less than two weeks away and rumors continue to swirl over what the Islanders will do with their first-round selection. Some say take a forward, while others are demanding a defenseman.
Gallof: A Preview Of The NHL Draft With The Guru Of McKeen's HockeyConventional wisdom suggests the Islanders will select the best player available when they pick at No. 4 in June's NHL Draft. However, one expert believes there are defensemen they should give serious consideration.