New York Islanders 2018 NHL Trade Deadline Rumor Round-Up
Erik Karlsson | Ottawa Senators
These last two are less rumors but trade proposals for the Islanders from outlets that aren’t Islanders centric.
If the Ottawa Senators captain is truly available in the trade market, what would you send to the Canadian capital for the generational defenseman? According to Metro.us, the Islanders should give up the following:
It’s a lot to give up in terms of quantity, but keep in mind the Isles get Karlsson for a full season plus. That’s a perennial Norris candidate with 497 points in 609 NHL games and four 70+ point seasons.
Looking at what the Isles give up in this trade scenario I’m more concerned with the loss of Linus Soderstrom rather than Josh Ho-Sang.
It’s not that I don’t value Josh Ho-Sang, but I feel like the ship has sailed on Josh Ho-Sang making a meaningful impact with the Islanders. Playing fourth line minutes at the AHL after three seasons since being drafted I don’t think both parties will ever reconcile their differences.
With Soderstrom, the Isles potentially have their future goaltender. After a breakout season last year with HV71, Soderstrom has taken a step back with a .893SV% and 2.76GAA in 12 games.
If I’m given this option by Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion then I absolutely take it. But from everything we know about the Ottawa GM, the Isles would have to take the Bobby Ryan contract as well. That’s a $7.25 million per year deal-breaker.