Originally written on The Hockey Guys  |  Last updated 6/26/12

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 26: General manager Garth Snow of the New York Islanders talks to the media during the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
Photo courtesy of Jason Cohn, Reuters A report from the Columbus Dispatch said that Isles general manager Garth Snow offered the Blue Jackets all of their draft picks in return for the number two overall pick in the draft. There is some dispute as to who the Islanders were going to select with the pick. Some say they were after defenseman Ryan Murray, while others were contesting that they had their sights set on Nail Yakupov. The Islanders would not comment on the report. “We do not comment on things of this nature.  We’re extremely happy with all of our selections and look forward to their continued development as a part of our organization’s future,” the team told Newsday. Many were quick to criticize Snow for offering such an immense package to move up two spots, but CBC’s Elliot Friedman explained in a post why the deal wasn’t all that crazy: It is extremely rare for a second-overall selection not to have some kind of career. From 1990-99 only three (Falloon, Oleg Tverdovsky ...
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