Trade speculation is incredibly popular. We all like to think of who the New York Islanders could go out and acquire. But when the script flips and writers are making a suggestion on who the Isles should send packing it stops being fun or sometimes making any sense.
Trades are one of the few ways the New York Islanders can use to improve their playing roster. That, free agency, and the draft are the three options. As such trade speculations are always making headlines.
Whether they are substantiated rumours from trusted sources like Bob MacKenzie or Darren Dreger, or pure speculations from fans like us here at Eyes on Isles. Trade talk is ever present.
We all have our favourite trade propositions or even our own opinions on what we’d do to improve the roster. We all have players that are expendable and we all have a list of players we absolutely want. We also have our own valuations for the New York Islanders roster. We have our opinions on what a player is worth in a trade and what he should then return.
But when someone else gets their hands on our team they might be trying their hardest to think of a fair deal from both sides. But it just doesn’t work.
Here are three trades proposals involving three different Isles players that fall well short of being ‘fair’ for the New York Islanders.