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New York Islanders Trade Targets for Every NHL Team

Jan 29, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Members of the NHL 100 greatest players line up before the 2017 NHL All Star Game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 29, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Members of the NHL 100 greatest players line up before the 2017 NHL All Star Game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 25, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier (14) against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 25, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier (14) against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /

Philadelphia Flyers

Sean Couturier paints a disappointing figure in the Flyers organization. Selected 8th overall in the 2011 NHL draft he hasn’t necessarily exploded in terms of offense.

With six years of NHL experience, Couturier hasn’t amassed more than 39 points in a single season. More was expected from the Arizona native.

What makes him appealing is potential and that he’s locked into a $4.3 million deal for the next five season, including this year. At 24 he still hasn’t hit his peak years so there’s still better years to come.

The Islanders have their own “disappointing” first round draft pick in their ranks. Josh Bailey has long been and continues to be maligned by the Islanders fanbase.

The time is now to cash in on Bailey’s career 56 point year. He’s got just a year left on his deal worth $3.3 million. He’ll be asking for more next season as he enters unrestricted free agency.

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