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New York Islanders Free Agency and Trade Predictions 2.0

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 23: (l-r) Lou and Chris Lamoriello of the New York Islanders attend the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 23, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - JUNE 23: (l-r) Lou and Chris Lamoriello of the New York Islanders attend the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 23, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (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)

With draft weekend approaching it’s time to take another look at what the New York Islanders roster can look like after free agency and trades.

The first round of the NHL Draft is just hours away so it seems like a perfect time to get another round of predictions in for what the Islanders roster will be looking like. This is the time where rumors get a little crazy.

Right now Mitch Marner is the biggest name being rumored to be on the move. It looks like it’s going to be impossible for the Maple Leafs to get him to re-sign with the team on a deal that they deem as fair.

In these predictions, I won’t get into Marner because they seem a little far fetched. So does that mean the Islanders will be in on Artemi Panarin? I’m not so sure.

After they locked in Jordan Eberle, it looks like they took themselves out of the running for landing a big name free agent, they will likely need to address the top-six via trade in order to free up some cap space in the process.

Using CapFriendly, I built a roster for the Islanders making signings and trades, so without further ado let’s take a look.

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