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New York Islanders: 3 Trade Options To Improve Power Play

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: Brayden Schenn #10 of the St Louis Blues poses for a portrait during the 2018 NHL All-Star at Amalie Arena on January 27, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: Brayden Schenn #10 of the St Louis Blues poses for a portrait during the 2018 NHL All-Star at Amalie Arena on January 27, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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CALGARY, AB – DECEMBER 22: Brayden Schenn #10 of the St Louis Blues in action against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on December 22, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Brayden Schenn

After going all in on this year, the St. Louis Blues are a dumpster fire. Helping out the much-needed rebuild, selling of Brayden Schenn for a couple of picks and some prospects seems like a wise thing to do.

Schenn has seven power-play points this year and 24 points (9 goals, 15 assists) in 39 games. His current point pace is 50 points over a full year. Last year, in his first year in St. Louis, Schenn had 70 points (28 goals, 42 assists) 19 of those points came on the man advantage.

At $5.125 million for this year and next year, this isn’t a rental so the price will dictate that, and he adds very solid depth to the Islanders weaker center position.

The Trade

The Blues lost their first round pick this year in the Ryan O’Reilly deal, so them getting a first round pick seems like a must. The 2020 second is an additional enticement for the Blues, in order to not take a cream of the crop prospect like Kieffer Bellows, Oliver Wahlstrom, or Noah Dobson.

Bode Wilde and Michael Dal Colle are both mid to higher level prospects that can help a rebuilding Blues team.

The Lines

Beauvillier – Barzal – Bailey

Lee – Schenn – Eberle

Komarov – Nelson – Ho-Sang

Martin – Cizikas – Clutterbuck

Scratches: Johnston, Filppula

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