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New York Islanders Three Players That Could Be Traded

BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 25: Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello attends the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 25: Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello attends the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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DALLAS, TX – JUNE 22: Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders attends the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

What three players currently on the New York Islanders roster could be traded by next season? Who could the New York Islanders move in a trade to get what they need?

We know that the New York Islanders tried to add talent at this year’s trade deadline. The Athletic’s Arthur Staple reported (subscription required) that Lou was willing to move Anthony Beauvillier and his first-round pick in 2019 at the deadline. Unfortunately, teams wanted more than what Lou was willing to trade and Lou wasn’t willing to budge.

Even though the trade deadline has passed the need and desire to add more talent to this roster, specifically within the top six is still there. With cap space, and young players currently taking a big step forward and even younger ones ready, the Isles have some nice pieces they can move in a trade.

So who are those players?

Who are the players on the Islanders roster that are (a) expendable? Meaning losing them will not impact the team negatively. Who (b) have value. Meaning the player is sufficiently skilled that other teams would want to have them. And (c) it makes sense for the Islanders do move them.

For example, Jordan Eberle is expendable with some of the right-wing options in the Isles organization. He’s also got enough skill for other teams to want him. But, being a free agent in just a few months teams will wait until July 1 rather than lose something for no reason.

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