New York Islanders Trading Nick Leddy For Picks Makes No Sense
Nick Leddy is rumored to be traded by the New York Islanders. It would be a huge mistake if the Isles move him for picks or prospects though.
The New York Islanders have a surplus of defenseman in their system, so it comes as no surprise that they’re looking to move one of them in hopes for a top-six forward. Nick Leddy has the best chance of doing that.
Yes, Leddy has had two bad years in a row but at just 28 years old there’s a pretty good chance that a change of scenery would be all that Leddy needs to get going again.
TSN’s Darren Dreger seems to believe that the Islanders need to move Leddy for cap flexibility. I’m sorry but that couldn’t be further off-base.
The Islanders have the eighth most cap space in the entire league with $27.7 million in spending money for this year. Why would a cap dump be the reason to move Nick Leddy? The Islanders aren’t a rebuilding team.
If they missed out on the playoffs and weren’t in a competitive window that’s one thing but coming off a 103 point season, the Islanders are looking to add. If Lou Lamoriello decided to trade Nick Leddy it won’t be for picks or a prospect.
It’ll be for a player that can have an immediate impact on the Islanders top-six. It’s crazy to think how off base these insiders can be when judging the New York Islanders
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