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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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SUNRISE, FL – JUNE 26: Anthony Beauvillier puts on his hat after being selected 28th overall by the New York Islanders in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
SUNRISE, FL – JUNE 26: Anthony Beauvillier puts on his hat after being selected 28th overall by the New York Islanders in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Anthony Beauvillier | LW, C

We already know that Lou Lamoriello is ready to trade the Isles former first-round pick from 2015. So it stands to reason he’d be willing to trade him again after the 2018-19 season.

It’s not like Beau’s turned it on since the deadline. Since February 26th, he has two points to his name. Along with the other 21 points, he’s put up this season you get the idea as to what type of season he’s having.

That doesn’t sound like the best testimonial for Anthony Beauvillier. But he’s young, he’s still under team control for the next few years, and he’s got great potential.

Remember the pace that Beau set for himself at the tail end of the 2017-18 season? Over the Isles last six games, he scored five goals. He was the player the Isles drafted in the first round a few years ago.

A team looking for cheap, young, and promising talent will definitely want to get their hands on Anthony Beauvillier.

Again, Edmonton comes to mind. But other teams that need to get young are the Golden Knights (average age 28.1) or even the Minnesota Wild (27.2).

All three have pieces that the Islanders could use to fill up their top six. Add a first-round pick in 2019 and the Islanders should be able to pull a top-six forward from somewhere in the league.

He might be good friends with Mathew Barzal, but that shouldn’t matter in deciding whether to trade him or not. He’s got potential but three years into his career its beginning to be clear what type of player Beau is with the Islanders. And the Isles have enough third line players.

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