The New York Islanders would be wise to trade for talent to help them improve. If Carolina is serious about a rebuild the Isles should inquire.
Similarly to the New York Islanders, the Carolina Hurricanes have been stuck in mediocrity for almost a decade. For nine years in a row, the Canes have been outside looking in on the playoff picture.
They’ve only been under .500 three times over the past nine years, which means they usually level out to right around the .500 mark on the season, which does little good for them.
Apparently, the Canes, who have the second pick in this year’s draft, are willing to launch a rebuilding process. They said that everyone is available except 20-year-old Sebastian Aho. Aho is clearly their best player but they have other moveable pieces which we are going to talk about today.
The Islanders, who will likely be retooling as opposed to rebuilding, would be wise to get on the horn with Don Waddell and see who they can acquire. If I’m Garth Snow, Lou Lamoriello or whoever else is running the show here’s who I would kick the tires on.