The reason he would fall is not because of his talent but because he has a contract signed with an other team in Russia that would not allow him to come over right away until the contract expires. It would have to be an agreement between the Russian team and the NHL team. So it is possible for him to fall somewhere closer to the middle of the first round.
Yup. The smart money says he doesn't get past the Islanders.
exactly, Snowman has said that he will take the BPA, and if he doesnt he probably will take Who is vere left over of Doughty, Bogo and Schenn or posibly take Bodeker to block Toronto from gettting him
But from everything i have read, LA at 2 ATL at 3 and STL at 4 will all take dmen, so it is looking better and better that the Islanders take Filatov, sorry guys we need in a trade a good prospect and your pick and another later round pick at least, then I could see GM Snow trading the 5th and Jeff Tambellini