The New York Islanders have actively been trying to trade Travis Hamonic, as of yet they’ve had no luck doing so but we will see.
Reports came out today that the New York Islanders are looking to trade Travis Hamonic. Sure, his name has been mentioned for a while now but from what it looks like the Isles have been extremely active with it today.
Although what he is looking to be traded for has seemed to change. At first the hope at least was that Hamonic would be a big part of a deal to land someone of the likes of Matt Duchene.
The downside is that Colorado’s GM Joe Sakic wants a kings ransom for Duchene. A deal was unable to be reached at the trade deadline this past year and as time is passing it’s looking less and less likely anything will happen.
He is hoping for both Ryan Pulock and Mathew Barzal in the deal, two of the Isles biggest prospects around right now. In Staple’s piece he mentioned Hamonic, a prospect and a 2018 first round pick is on the table. I’ve also heard some unconfirmed (probably false) rumors on twitter that the deal was Hamonic and Michael Dal Colle for Duchene.
Personally I would do either of those two deals. It makes a lot of sense from the Islanders end and I’m not so sure where Sakic is coming from he essentially has to move Duchene except he’s not taking any realistic offer.
The Hamonic rumor I’m not too keen on is the one where the Islanders trade him first round selections. As a team who is trying to acquire NHL, not future talent, if Duchene is out of the picture the Isles should regroup and go after someone like Alex Galchenyuk or James van Riemsdyk.
Both Montreal and Toronto have interest in Hamonic:
Our man Mitch really got me on the Galchenyuk hype train but I’d be fine with either of those two options as backup plan. The addition of Jordan Eberle was a great move, they just need one more piece.
As much as Islander fans like myself love to bash Garth Snow, and rightfully so, I have to give Garth some credit here. I’ve liked what he’s done the past couple of days the Isles have improved greatly this week.