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New York Islanders Three Players They Need to Trade

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 23: (l-r) Lou and Chris Lamoriello of the New York Islanders attend the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 23, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - JUNE 23: (l-r) Lou and Chris Lamoriello of the New York Islanders attend the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 23, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 28: Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders skates against the Washington Capitals at the Barclays Center on September 28, 2015 in Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Capitals defeated the Islanders 3-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

Brock Nelson

Why Brock Nelson?

He’s the player that New York Islanders fans love to hate. It used to be a combination of Josh Bailey and Brock Nelson, but with a 71 point season for Bailey in 2017-18 fans have focused in on Brock Nelson.

To be fair, Brock doesn’t make it easy on himself. Nelson, drafted in the first round of the 2010 NHL draft, has a ton of skill and talent. That skill and talent is on full display between October and December every season. But unfortunately between January and March Brock disappears.

For half of the season, Brock Nelson just doesn’t give a full effort. And that’s incredibly frustrating when you see what Brock could bring to the table over a full season.

Every year we think he can turn it around, and every year we’re all proved wrong. It’s now time to cash in on the promise of Brock Nelson.

Possibility Level – Pretty High

Brock Nelson can score goals. Put him next to some creative players and he can bury the puck. Nelson has one of the better shots in the NHL. He’s just rarely in a position to use it as often as he should.

Teams going to the playoffs will see value in a player that can score, play on the wing, and if need be even play center. And with an expiring deal, it might not cost them as much in order to acquire him from the Islanders.

If a good deal comes in for Brock Nelson Lou is going to take it.

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