New York Islanders Weekly Thoughts: Nassau and Ho-Sang
Offseason Trade Targets
If there’s anything the Islanders need to address this offseaon, it’s top tier forward depth. Outside of the big three (John Tavares, Anders Lee and Josh Bailey) the Isles firepower looks scant.
Ryan Strome still isn’t the 50 point player we say in his second year. Brock Nelson does his best Brock Nelson, putting up 45 points, but looking like a 20 point player in the process.
So who do the Isles go after? Is Matt Duchene still available? And if so what happened to his cost in the trade market after the Avalanche lost the draft lottery?
Must Read: Isles Offseason Trade Options
If the Isles are going to make a trade it has to be at the draft or before the season starts. A total of 12 roster players are entering a UFA or RFA year at the end of the season. The closer we get to the season and even the trade deadline the lower their value becomes.
There’s no sense in getting a third round pick for Josh Bailey at the trade deadline if there’s a way to pry Matt Duchene out of Colorado for a Bailey laced package.