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.
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.