New York Islanders Daily Links: Time To Go All In

By Matt O'Leary
Apr 30, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) looks on against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of game two of the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 30, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) looks on against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of game two of the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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In 2016 the Islanders took the next step in their quest for a Stanley Cup by advancing out of the first round. It’s what the Islanders do next that we are all interested to see. Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post says the time to go all in for a Stanley Cup is now.

Cyrgalis brings up a great point. This year heading into the draft is very different for the Islanders. The Islanders aren’t looking to stockpile draft picks in the process of rebuilding. They have a first round pick at 19 and then don’t pick again until round 4.

The Islanders are loaded with prospects. If anything it’s time to move some for a piece that will help make the Islanders a win now team. While picking at 19 you most likely are not drafting an NHL ready prospect.

The Islanders would be better off moving this pick in return for that elusive first line mate for John Tavares. There’s been rumors circulating about Edmonton being a good fit for a trade partner. Although nothing has really cemented from these rumors, keep an eye out on draft day.

It can’t be the carousel of wingers that it usually is with John Tavares if the Islanders are to really take this Stanley Cup desire seriously. Capuano loves to shake up the lines, especially the Tavares line. It’s about time the Islanders had a player who is a cemented first line talent.

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We looked at the Islanders attempt to re-sign Frans Nielsen. If you want to take a look to see how negotiations are going (Eyes On Isles)

Lighthouse Hockey looked at the effect the Las Vegas franchise will have on the Islanders. The Islanders will play all 7 of their divisional opponents 4 times a year starting in 2017-2018 (Lighthouse Hockey)

Newsday takes a peek at the Islanders schedule for 2016-2017. The Islanders start off the year with 10 of their 13 games at home (Newsday)

Next: Islanders Mock Draft Luke Kunin

CBC discusses the recent trade rumors involving Taylor Hall going to the Islanders via the trade (CBC)

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