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NHL Draft 2011, Islanders: Could They Trade Out Of No. 5 Slot?

The upcoming 2011 NHL Draft promises to be an intriguing one for the rebuilding New York islanders and their fans. Islanders general manager Garth Snow recently told Newsday that he would be "open" to trading the pick -- moving either up or down.

No matter what the Isles do, Snow told Newsday "We’re confident that we’re going to get a solid player that will fit into our young core."

The Islanders have reportedly hosted four prospects this week.  Saint John’s center Jonathan Huberdeau visited Monday; Niagara defenseman Dougie Hamilton and Drummondville center Sean Couturier on Tuesday; Kitchener Rangers defenseman Ryan Murphy will meet with the team Wednesday.

What should Snow do, Isles fans? Stay put, or try to move?

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