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New York Islanders Don’t Make A Trade Before Roster Freeze

By Matt O'Leary
Jun 24, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; Kieffer Bellows poses for a photo after being selected as the number nineteen overall draft pick by the New York Islanders in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at the First Niagra Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 24, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; Kieffer Bellows poses for a photo after being selected as the number nineteen overall draft pick by the New York Islanders in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at the First Niagra Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports /
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Garth Snow and the New York Islanders were unable to pull off a trade before the roster freeze at 3:00 pm today. A trade will have to wait.

Despite a week of rumors and speculation the New York Islanders stayed put and will have to wait to make a trade. Teams can only make moves now with Vegas, until the rosters unfreeze at 8:00 am on Thursday.

As you would’ve guessed Isles Twitter took it really well that the Islanders didn’t make a move:

And those are only the “clean” tweets. So, that was rather uneventful wouldn’t you say? Wasted an entire Saturday refreshing twitter waiting for Garth Snow to get something done and he didn’t. I can’t say I’m too surprised, the Isles haven’t made a trade since they acquired Islanders legend Shane Prince from Ottawa.

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To be fair, Garth has one more shot. He can make moves next week after the expansion draft and potentially on or before draft day. If Garth goes through the entire draft without making a move, then Isles Twitter truly have the right to riot.

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