New York Islanders: 2017-2018 Five Restricted Free Agents To Target
By Tim Stevenson
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The New York Islanders aim to improve their forward roster this summer. Fans agree a second line center would be ideal; but the Isles could also improve if they added a talented winger. There are plenty of skilled, un-signed players on the restricted free-agent (RFA) list.
The Islanders continue foraging for forwards in the offseason. Many fans still hope Matt Duchene will be coming to New York; but as the calendar pages turn the Isles must adjust their search parameters accordingly.
Pouring over the RFA list recently I came across a veritable trove of un-signed hockey talent. Some players are likely unavailable, like Leon Draisaitl or Evgeny Kuznetsov. There are some more attainable players however.
Here is a list of five young forwards with expired contracts from outside the Metropolitan Division. Each has the potential to help the Islanders big time.