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New York Islanders: Top 5 Free Agents To Target

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Apr 21, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Andrew Ladd (16) is seen during game five of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center. The Blackhawks won the game 4-3 in double overtime. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 21, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Andrew Ladd (16) is seen during game five of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center. The Blackhawks won the game 4-3 in double overtime. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports
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May 15, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center David Backes (42) skates with the puck against the San Jose Sharks during the third period in game one of the Western Conference Final of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center. The St. Louis Blues defeat the San Jose Sharks 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
May 15, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center David Backes (42) skates with the puck against the San Jose Sharks during the third period in game one of the Western Conference Final of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center. The St. Louis Blues defeat the San Jose Sharks 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Islanders may have missed a steal with Taylor Hall, but can still redeem themselves if they play their cards right this Friday. With Free Agency looming around the corner, there has only been speculation as to who the Islanders will seek to replace key positions left vacant.

After the pure chaos that was yesterday occurred, many questions surrounding the Islanders have yet to be answered. With key players such as Steven Stamkos and Milan Lucic locked up, the Isles have no choice but to cast their fishing lines elsewhere in the vast ocean that is free agency.

The Islanders have plenty of cap space available at $15.2 million, so they should be able to make a move come Friday. Despite this advantage, the Islanders have seemingly watched from the sidelines and kept sealed lips as anarchy unfolded around them.

After yesterday, Garth Snow can’t afford to be quiet any longer and he knows it. The Islanders GM will look to make some noise tomorrow. But it’s anyone’s guess as to who the Islanders will sign to bring said noise.

To help you get a feel of what free agency may hold for the Islanders; here is a list of five available players the Islanders should pursue come this July 1st.

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