Why They Could Use Him?
The Buffalo Sabres are still rebuilding their roster. That process has seemingly been going on forever. But with Jack Eichel and Rasmus Dahlin, the Sabres have two players they can build their entire roster around. With a 7-6-2 start to the season, things are going well enough for Buffalo.
But they need more to push further up the Atlantic Division standings. Adding Nick Leddy to Rasmus Dahlin and Rasmus Ristolainen would give Sabres head coach Phil Housley more quality to work with.
What Isles Would Want
The Isles need centers, but with the number of young players that are likely to start making their way to the NHL roster, the Islanders are going to need to restock their system. The Buffalo Sabres have three first-round picks in the 2019 NHL draft; St-Louis’, San Jose’s, as well as their own.
The Islanders could negotiate for the Sharks pick. Assuming that the Sharks make the playoffs that is. Cause if they don’t the Ottawa Senators get their 2019 first rounder.
It’ll take more than just a first round pick for Nick Leddy. But that’s the starting point for the New York Islanders. Another pick or two and a prospect might get a deal done.