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New York Islanders: 5 Options From Hurricanes Fire Sale

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 8: Justin Faulk #27 of the Carolina Hurricanes, right, and James Wisniewski #21 of the Carolina Hurricanes warmup before their game against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on October 8, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Sanford Myers/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 8: Justin Faulk #27 of the Carolina Hurricanes, right, and James Wisniewski #21 of the Carolina Hurricanes warmup before their game against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on October 8, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Sanford Myers/Getty Images)
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Justin Faulk

Justin Faulk is a guy I bring up a lot for trade targets for the New York Islanders. This past year, Faulk put up 31 points (eight goals, 23 assists) but he also had a CF% of 55.7. Not only would that have led Islanders defenseman, but it would’ve led the team in that category.

Faulk is a right-handed defenseman with offensive upside who can easily slot in any teams top-four. Faulk has scored as many as 17 goals (2016-2017) and has scored 15 or more goals three times in his career (2014-2017).

Faulk is also still a young player despite playing in the league for parts of seven seasons. The Minnesota native just turned 26-years-old.

Justin also has two years left on his contract at a very reasonable cost. It comes at just $4.83 million for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. We know Garth Snow doesn’t like to give up a lot for a rental player, and Faulk is not that.

The Isles, who desperately need help on the blue line should make Faulk a priority this offseason, preferably before or around the draft in June.

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