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Shirman: Getting to know the Islanders’ new draft class

Going into the 2021 Entry Draft without a first-round pick, the Islanders were seeking to draft wisely in later rounds. It appears that they managed to do just that. With quite a few prospects projected to go higher than they did, the Islanders’ 2021 Draft Class holds a well-rounded mix ...

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Repetto: Islanders First Pick of The Draft May Not Be The Type Of Player The Isles Need

After trading Nick Leddy to the Detroit Red Wings the Islanders received Richard Panik and a second-round pick in the 2021 draft in exchange. With that, there was an expectation that the Islanders would flip the pick to gain a player that would join Mathew Barzal on the top line.  ...

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Tuchman: Aatu Räty, a steal at 52? or fools gold?

The New York Islanders’ first selection in the draft was in the 2nd round – 52nd overall. The facts: Aatu Räty – 6’1”, born November 14th, 2002 Once considered a sure-fire top ten pick and a possible #1 overall in the draft, the center from Finland is now one of ...

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