The NHL trade deadline closed yesterday. The New York Islanders picked up some serviceable players, but are there others that went that they could have traded for? Yup.
The New York Islanders picked up defenseman Brandon Davidson from the Edmonton Oilers and Chris Wagner from the Anaheim Ducks. Good players that add something to the areas the New York Islanders have been pretty poor in.
But were there other players traded at or by the NHL trade deadline that the Islanders could have acquired? Of course, there was.
By “could have acquired” I mean, did the Islanders have the required assets to make the same trade? Which assumes one thing, the first is that a 40 point player is a 40 point player. Or that a first-round pick is a first-round pick, no matter where in the actual draft the team is picking.
We’d like to assume that Garth Snow was at the very least interested in these players, but who knows with the Islanders GM.
Again, he picked up some good players at the deadline, but some of the names on this list would have been even better, for a number of reasons.