Via Lighthouse Hockey

An interesting find from the gang over at LHH is this video the CBC produced that goes inside the NHL in 1997. The video starts with then GM Mike Milbury trying to deal on the phone and then takes us to the the ’97 draft where the Islanders have the 4th (Kenny Jonsson trade) and 5th overall picks. The video follows Milbury around — always looking to make a trade — as he tries to coax other teams into trading for #5 after taking Roberto Luongo at #4. Despite the video reminding us of some bad times and a bad GM, it’s still a very interesting behind the scenes look at how the league operates. It’s also 45 minutes long, so there’s also a lot more to it than just the Islanders.

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