With the regular season all but lost the focus for the New York Islanders has to be the future. Today we’ll look at some prospects.
2017-2018 is a year the New York Islanders are likely trying to forget. There were high hopes for this team after a hot start, but a collapse from December onward really put a damper on any bright spot once seen from this year’s team.
Since the regular season is all but over, it’d be wise for the Islanders to start thinking of the future. Chris Gibson should get more playing time, Michael Dal Colle and Josh Ho-Sang should be called back up and anyone who isn’t a long-term solution shouldn’t be playing.
Besides looking to the future on the ice it might be wise for us to start looking towards this year’s draft. The Islanders have two selections in the first round, their own and Calgary’s pick.
Most of the focus has been on free agency when anyone talks about the future, which clearly should get priority. Bringing back John Tavares is focus number one, but it isn’t the only thing this summer.
Will the Islanders trade their draft picks to try to acquire talent? Or will they hold on to them and make a couple of picks in the top-15? If they do decide to hold on to them I’ve come up with a list of five prospects who will realistically be there when the Islanders pick (likely between eight and 13 for both picks).
These are five intriguing options for the Islanders come draft day