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New York Islanders Jordan Eberle Free Agency Think/Want/Need

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 26: Jordan Eberle #7 of the New York Islanders reacts in the third period against the Florida Panthers during their game at Barclays Center on March 26, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 26: Jordan Eberle #7 of the New York Islanders reacts in the third period against the Florida Panthers during their game at Barclays Center on March 26, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 16: Jordan Eberle #7 of the New York Islanders is congratulated by teammae Mathew Barzal #13 after Eberle scored the game winning goal in overtime against the Los Angeles Kings on December 16, 2017 at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.The New York Islanders defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

What I Want To Happen

The New York Islanders are going to lose Jordan Eberle. How they let him go however is still totally within their control. I want them to get something for him. Losing him for nothing isn’t an option.

At the moment Jordan Eberle’s trade stock isn’t very high. His ten points in 20 games isn’t anything to write home about. A trade today isn’t going to return enough for the Islanders. They’ll have to wait until the trade to get maximum value for him.

Just last season the New York Rangers were able to get Ryan Spooner, Matt Beleskey (salary dump), Ryan Lindgren, a first round pick in 2018 and a seventh round in 2018. For Rick Nash. A 33-year-old player who scored 28 points in 60 games before the trade.

A Stanley Cup contender who needs some help along the wings will be foaming at the mouth to get their hands on Jordan Eberle. Eberle is only 28-years-old and can produce 60 points. Double what Rick Nash produced when he eventually got traded.

The Islanders might not be able to get an identical return, but they could get something close. A first-round pick seems absolutely necessary and an absolute minimum for the trade to happen.

A prospect, a first-round pick, and a ‘B’ to ‘A-‘ level prospect should be enough to get a deal done.

The important part is that a deal is done. Again, losing Jordan Eberle for nothing isn’t an option. The Islanders can’t lose John Tavares and then Jordan Eberle the following year and get no form of compensation what-so-ever.

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