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New York Islanders Pros and Cons To Trading Up To Two

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: A general view of the draft board during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: A general view of the draft board during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 24: A general view of the draft board during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Carolina Hurricanes may be looking to move the second overall pick. We’ll discuss if the New York Islanders should move up or not.

Thanks to the Travis Hamonic trade, the New York Islanders have two picks in the first round of this year’s draft. Unfortunately, the Islanders are stuck with the 11th and 12th pick after the Hurricanes moved up in the draft lottery.

The Canes jumped up from the 11 spot all the way up to two. That’s what the draft lottery can do for you and the Hurricanes lucked out.

Although, Carolina might be open to moving the pick in a trade. According to Bob McKenzie on his podcast, the Hurricanes are open to entertaining offers for the number two overall pick.

Like we mentioned the Islanders have two picks, which definitely gives them the ammunition to move up if Garth Snow wishes. But is that necessarily the right move for the Islanders to do as they’ve missed out on the playoffs two years in a row?

We’ll get into the pros and cons of the Islanders moving up, and if it’s worthwhile for them to do.

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