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When The Big Day Arrives ...

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Hey fans—be sure to stay logged on to for complete coverage of Draft Weekend. Here is what we have planned:

  • Beginning on Thursday, we will feature a blog, which will include entries from Islanders Assistant General Manager and Director of Amateur Scouting Ryan Jankowski. Jankowski will check in and keep fans posted on what's going on in Montreal.
  • On Friday evening, we will have complete coverage of the first round of the Draft and Islanders Draft Party, including an exclusive interview with the No. 1 pick
  • Beginning at 6 pm on Friday, there will be a live Webcast on IslandersTV, originating from the Islanders Draft Party at Nassau Coliseum. Islanders radio analyst Chris King will be hosting the Webcast—while play-be-play man Steve Mears will be live in Montreal—keeping the fans posted on everything happening at the Bell Centre.
  • At the time of the Islanders first pick, TSN is planning to go live to Nassau Coliseum for the fans reaction.
  • We will also feature live blogging of the atmosphere in the Bell Centre by Tom Liodice—of the NYI Blog Box. In addition, three other bloggers from the Blog Box—Doug Davidson (Isles Official Outlook), Kenneth Dick (Okposo Net) and Michael Schuerlein (—will be on hand in Montreal. Click here to link to their respective blogs.
  • On Saturday, will have blanket coverage of Day 2 of the Draft—including one-on-one interviews will all of the Islanders picks who are on-hand in Montreal.
  • We will also have a recap of the Islanders Draft Party.

CLICK HERE for the complete selection order for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft

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