New York Islanders NHL Trade Deadline Preview 2.0
Tyson Barrie | Colorado Avalanche (RD)
Stats: 27 points | Contract: 3 years – $5.5 million
This was the name I was most excited about on Seravalli’s list. In terms of what the Islanders need he’s perfect. He’s out injured right now, I know. But he’ll recover.
Barrie is 26-years-old, he’s a right-handed shot, and he can put up points. He fits the bill according to the Isles recent draft history. Look at how many undersized defensemen they’ve drafted in the last few years. Just like the 5’10” Tyson Barrie. The difference? Barrie is a proven product.
We all know what Barrie can do at the NHL. If the Islanders were going to toss $5.5 million to a second pairing D with an offensive upside this is the guy.
The only issue with this trade scenario is dealing with Joe Sakic. Is he going to want another six assets back in this trade? Cause I’m ready to give him three.
That’s fair compensation for a player that’s been alienated by the team that drafted him in the third round of the 2009 draft. Hopefully, Joe Sakic sees it the same way.
He gets a 40 point player (albeit with some confidence issues), a good NHL level player and two other picks to give him six in the first two rounds of the draft. And he got all of that for two players: Matt Duchene and Tyson Barrie. If that doesn’t kick the rebuild into overdrive I don’t know what will.
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These are some of the players the New York Islanders can target at the trade deadline. I haven’t look at goalies in this post. I feel that Jaroslav Halak has locked down the starters job and Greiss is definitely the back-up once again. Look to the draft for the Isles to address their goaltending needs.