New York Islanders Trade Targets for Every NHL Team
Just like the Chicago Blackhawks the Minnesota Wild are buried in big contracts. With the likes of Zach Parise, Ryan Sutter, Miko Koivu, and Jason Pominville making a combined roughly $27.5 million on the cap. All are no younger than 32 years of age.
It doesn’t leave much room to sign free agents Nino Niederreiter and Michael Granlund. Who combined for a combined 126 points this season. So maybe teammate and 56 point player this season Charlie Coyle becomes available.
With only $2.5 on the cap for next season, Strome would save $700,000 on the cap and bring the potential for a 50 point player. A change of scenery might just be what Strome needs to get back to that level again.
But rather than just saying: “Hey Minnesota. We’ll take your 56 point player and you take our once-was 50 point player. Thanks!” The Isles would toss in their first round pick to Minnesota, who carelessly used their to acquire Martin Hanzal at the deadline.