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New York Islanders Defensive Trade Target For Every NHL Team

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: The Detroit Red Wings celebrate a goal by Trevor Daley #83 at 10:03 of the third period against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on December 19, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: The Detroit Red Wings celebrate a goal by Trevor Daley #83 at 10:03 of the third period against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on December 19, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 19: The Detroit Red Wings celebrate a goal by Trevor Daley #83 at 10:03 of the third period against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on December 19, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 19: The Detroit Red Wings celebrate a goal by Trevor Daley #83 at 10:03 of the third period against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on December 19, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

Looking across the league, what defensive player should the New York Islanders target from all 30 teams as the NHL Trade Deadline looms?

The need for the New York Islanders is painfully clear at this year’s trade deadline. Defense. The Islanders offense is one of the most potent in the league, unfortunately, their defense is the poorest in the league. Allowing a total of 180 goals against, the Arizona Coyotes are the closest with 175 goals against.

The Islanders need players that can stop the puck from going into the net. I know that sounds like a goaltending issue, but it isn’t Jaroslav Halak, who’s started 90% of the Isles games recently has been great.

The Islanders need to stop the absolute embarrassing number of shots against. Again, for a fourth time this season, the opposing team tossed 50 pucks at the Islanders goal. Fifty!

That’s got to stop and got to stop fast. Based on the #isles current roster that ain’t going to happen. SO Garth Snow is goinug to have to hit up the trade market to address his team’s need for defensemen.

So Matt O’Leary and I picked a player that the New York Islanders should target from every NHL team and said why the Isles should, and shouldn’t try to acquire the player.

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