They're worse than my Blue Jackets! From the Columbus Dispatch:
How highly did the Blue Jackets value defenseman Ryan Murray before taking him with the No. 2 overall pick in Friday's first round of the NHL Draft? Enough to turn down an eye-opening offer from the New York Islanders, who, according to numerous NHL sources, offered all of their picks -- one in each round -- for the right to move up from No. 4 to No. 2 for Murray. That's right, for the Jackets' No. 2 pick, the Islanders offered pick Nos. 4, 34, 65, 103, 125, 155 and 185. The bounty would have given the Jackets the following picks: 4, 31, 34, 62, 65, 95, 103, 125, 152, 155, 182 and 185.
I don’t know if Scott Howson did the right thing there here by turning that offer down (quality over quantity, sure, but the draft is a crapshoot, a rebuilding team should probably have taken the chance to have more irons in the fire), but I do know this: being an Isles fan is fucking terrifying.
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