The Panthers were struggling for a while, but they’re not out of it. They have some pieces that could help the Islanders, though I’m not sure if they’re sellers at this point. Also, Luongo has some control over his tradability, in this case, a list of teams he deems acceptable.
Roberto Luongo, G- Age,38. Height, 6-3. Weight, 217. Catches- Left.
The Islanders drafted him, astoundingly high, then traded him shortly after. He’s gone on to a hall of fame level career, and he’s still performing. His .928 SV% is head and shoulders better than NY’s goalies.
Alex Petrovic, D- Age, 25. Height, 6-4. Weight, 210. Shoots- Right.
Petrovic is a solid overall defender who plays hard and hits a lot. He has positive possession metrics, blocks shots, fights, and supposedly Florida is open to moving him.
Thomas Greiss- Coach Capuano can vouch for Greiss from his time coaching the Islanders. The brooding German is a better goaltender then the stats show this year.
2018 2nd, 3rd round picks
Condition- if Hickey doesn’t re-sign the 3rd rounder becomes an additional second rounder.
Thomas Hickey- Hickey is a reliable player, also familiar to Coach Capuano. He’s still under 30 and plays a cerebral game that should allow him to play for several more years. He’s re-signable, likely on the cheaper side.
2018 5th round pick
The Panthers might go for it because…Greiss is cheaper and younger than Luongo, Panthers fans probably think Petrovic/Hickey is fair, and there are the picks.
Those picks are sure to draw interest since this year’s draft is supposed to be deep with talent and Florida is missing their third rounder through trade.
Leddy-Boychuk, Pelech-Pulock, Hickey-Petrovic (Aho, Mayfield)
Future blue line, where we hopefully convince Boychuk to let us trade him. (Contractually, starting in 19/20 Boychuk provides an 8 team trade list).
Leddy-Pulock, Toews-Mayfield, Pelech-Petrovic, (Boychuk, Aho)
Luongo starts and hopefully leads the team that drafted him to the Cup he’s sought for so long.