According to a former scout, the New York Islanders are kicking the tires on Alex Galchenyuk. He would be an intriguing trade target.
Galchneyuk can play center and on the left side, and is coming off a 41 point (19 goals, 22 assists) season in 72 games. He’s eclipsed 50 points in a season twice in his career and is a former 30 goal scorer.
At just 25 years old with one more year remaining at $4.9 million it’s hard not to find Galcenyuk intriguing. Even though he plays center, it would make more sense to use him on the left side on the second line.
A top-six of Lee – Barzal – Eberle, Galchenyuk – Nelson – Bailey has some potential. Also, consider how effective Galchenyuk is on the power play. He had 21 points on the power play this past year, and can hopefully impact the Islanders otherwise nonexistent power play.
It wouldn’t take a ton to trade for him and it could be an outside the box fix for the Islanders. There’s no guarantee of this happening, but if it does I think it would be an effective fix for the Islanders top-six.
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