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New York Islanders Three Trade Targets from Arizona Coyotes

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 25: Goaltender Darcy Kuemper #35 of the Arizona Coyotes during a break from the second period of the NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Gila River Arena on February 25, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 25: Goaltender Darcy Kuemper #35 of the Arizona Coyotes during a break from the second period of the NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Gila River Arena on February 25, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 02: Max Domi #16 of the Arizona Coyotes during the third period of the NHL game against the New Jersey Devils at Gila River Arena on December 2, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Devils 5-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 02: Max Domi #16 of the Arizona Coyotes during the third period of the NHL game against the New Jersey Devils at Gila River Arena on December 2, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Devils 5-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Max Domi

Production: 45pts (9G, 36 A)

Why would the Arizona Coyotes be moving what is arguably their second best player? Who knows why Arizona does some of the things it does. But trading Domi was certainly one of them.

According to Elliotte Freidman back in February, the Arizona Coyotes were shopping around the young winger. They didn’t want to get rid of him, but we’re exploring what they could get for him.

In Domi’s first NHL season he put 52 points. It’s not Barzal number,s but for a rookie that’s still great. But since that inaugural NHL season, Domi hasn’t improved. This year marked his third year of NHL hockey. He put up 45 points in 82 games. He halved his goals total from his rookie year.

Domi’s a good winger, but he’s also a natural center. He’s a perfect type of player to upgrade over Brock Nelson.

As the depth chart currently stands, Nelson is probably the Islanders third line center. Domi would be an upgrade there. Both players need a change of scenery, both players could probably perform better in their new environments.

Does Brock Nelson and say a second round pick get Max Domi from the Coyotes? I’d like to think so.

Next: 5 Options From the Carolina Hurricanes

I don’t think the New York Islanders need to upgrade their forwards, but if a forward is available that could upgrade what they already have, then they shouldn’t think twice about making that move.

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