Isles reportedly offered all their picks for No. 2 overall
TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency
|Islanders general manager Garth Snow. (QMI Agency file photo)
What can we give you for the second pick overall?
How about everything?
The New York Islanders, the NHL team where normalcy often goes to die, reportedly offered all of their 2012 draft picks to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday for the Jackets' top pick, the second choice in the entry draft.
Had Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson agreed to the trade, he would have had seven picks from the Isles -- Nos. 4, 34, 65, 103, 125, 155 and 185 -- plus the five he already had.
The Jackets said no, and selected defenceman Ryan Murray with the second pick.
In a draft that was seen by most observers as shallow, you can't blame Isles GM Garth Snow or, more likely, given the recent history on Long Island, team owner Charles Wang for trying.
As it happened, the Islanders wound up with defenceman Griffin Reinhart at No. 4, giving them a solid blue-chipper for the future anyway.