New York Islanders Three Potential Trades
Islanders acquire Matt Duchene in Blockbuster
As I mentioned before, the Colorado Avalanche are currently in last place in the NHL and are looking to become a rebuilding team. With the 26-year-old star, Matt Duchene on the roster, the Avalanche could acquire pieces to help them out with the rebuild.
Matt Duchene may be listed as a center, but the Islanders could use his talent on the wing with John Tavares! Matt Duchene currently has 15 goals and 29 points, keep in mind his linemates are Blake Comeau and Joe Colborne right now, imagine what Duchene could do on a line with John Tavares.
The two of them could absolutely tear up the NHL, giving the Islanders both a spot in the playoffs and a dynamic duo that will be around for years to come, but what would the Avalanche want in return?
The New York Islanders would indefinitely have to include their first-round pick, a top prospect, and possibly a guy like Calvin de Haan to make this work, but the trade would definitely be worth it.
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Whether the New York Islanders do make a blockbuster deal for someone like Duchene, a trade at the deadline is something they definitely need to make a playoff push, and it should be interesting to see what Garth Snow can do.