This is an even keel trade for the most part, with a lot of youth moving around. The Islanders give extra picks to trade for higher quality prospects/players, so I guess they’re the buyers. This trade doesn’t necessarily have to happen at the deadline, but it would help the Islanders to get it done by then since it has a RW for the 3rd line.
Joel Armia, RW- Age, 24. Height, 6-3. Weight, 205. Shoots- Righty.
Armia has great stick handling and speed and plays good stick-defense. He doesn’t see that much ice in Winnipeg because Laine and Wheeler occupy the top two line’s RW positions. He’s putting up his best numbers yet; just needs a chance to show himself and he could take off.
Logan Stanley, LD- Age, 19. Height, 6-7. Weight, 240. Shoots- Lefty.
Stanley is huge! He’s a solid defenseman in all aspects of the game but excels in all matters physical. A physical LD like him would balance the Islanders blue line and help with their issues clearing the crease. His scouting report makes him sound like Chris Pronger.
Josh Ho-Sang- The Jets are looking for an extra scoring winger to add to their top six. Though he may require further polishing Ho-Sang is top six material. He can definitely help provide the extra scoring punch the Jets are looking for.
2018 2nd round pick
Devon Toews- Toews was named to his second consecutive AHL all-star position but couldn’t attend due to a shoulder injury. He is the Islanders top defensive prospect. He will be a RFA after this season, but is NHL ready and will be signed for cheap. He’s a speedy, medium-sized play-making defenseman, similar to Nick Leddy.
2018 2nd round pick
The Jets might go for it since they get two, talented, NHL ready prospects, plus picks. Also, they’ll save money in the short run since Toews will likely re-sign for less than Armia next year.
Seems like a lot for the Islanders to give… because I don’t think Winnipeg would let go of these guys for less. The Jets like to develop talent in-house, and they traded up for Stanley. Besides, the Isles still keep their two 1st round picks next year so they can continue to add more pieces.
Armia and Stanley bring size and talent to the equation, plus they’re young and contractually controlled past this season. Having a physical LD and a reliable 3rd line RW would make a huge difference going forward.
Lee-Tavares-Bailey, Beauvillier-Barzal-Eberle, Ladd-Nelson-Armia, Johnston-Cizikas-Clutterbuck
Leddy-Boychuk, Pelech-Pulock, Hickey-Aho (Mayfield)
and a future lineup of…
Lee-Tavares-Bailey, Beauvillier-Barzal-Armia, Bellows-Nelson-Eberle, Ladd-Cizikas-Clutterbuck
Leddy-Mayfield, Pelech-Pulock, Stanley-Boychuk (Aho and maybe Hickey in reserve)