New York selects Joshua Bailey, trades down twice

NYI Fan CentralSenior Analyst IJune 20, 2008

New York Islander Fan Central recaps a very busy first round for the club on Friday night after great turnout for day one of the live interactive blog.

Saturday the live interactive blog begins again at 9:45am for everyone wishing to participate.

Newsday: Greg Logan reports at the Coliseum Garth Snow's trades were greeted with boos by fans attending the Isles' draft party at Nassau Coliseum, when Bailey's name was announced, there was an air of befuddlement followed by a quick exodus for not selecting a franchise talent like Nikita Fliatov or Luke Schenn. Garth Snow's statement is repeated along with a recap of major NHL trades, which included Olli Jokinen to Phoenix.

Joshua Bailey wondered how come a club picking fifth had an incentive for bringing him in for an interview and was told they didn't know what they were going to do and said they might trade down whicht gave him a bit of hope and that when he got home he told his family he thought it would be a great place to play, he did not know what to think of the rude reaction Snow's moves brought but he hopes he can impress and become a fan favorite.