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Monday, June 25, 2012
Report: Isles wanted No. 2 pick BADLY
By Mike Mazzeo
The Islanders wanted the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft badly. So badly, in fact, that they were willing to give up all of their picks for it.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, the Islanders offered 4, 34, 65, 103, 125, 155 and 185 to the Blue Jackets for 2.
That’s right: seven picks to move up two spots.
Columbus declined and took promising defenseman
New York selected blueliner
two picks later.
The Islanders would end up spending all seven of their picks on defensemen.