New York Islanders Trade Targets for Every NHL Team
Anthony Duclair had a down year with only 15 points in 58 games this season. But at 21 he’s still incredibly young, that a bounce back to his 44 points just last season seems possible. In November it was rumored that Arizona was looking to trade the young center, for the right price.
The Coyotes still believe he has potential but they just aren’t sure that potential isn’t as lofty as they once thought.
With Pavel Datsyuk’s massive dead contract no longer on their books and a number of players without deals, the Coyotes find themselves with $25 million in cap space. Most of those players with no deals are all RFAs that aren’t scheduled to break bank with their next deal.
Meaning the Coyotes might still need to deadweight to get them over the hill, i.e. the cap floor.
The Islanders move a contract that unfortunately due to injury can’t be fulfilled to a team that needs it to meet league obligations on payroll. In return, the Isles get a promising prospect.
Remember that when the Coyotes picked up Datsyuk’s deal they sent Detroit two picks and Joe Vitale for that $7.5 million deal and the 16th overall pick.