Things are always in motion in the NHL. Just because the Islanders have a 13 game point streak doesn’t mean they can’t look at ways to make the team better now and in the future.
Look, I know, things are great right now. The Islanders have a 13 game point streak and just beat the Leafs. They’re one of the best teams in the league. With the way the Islanders are playing it’s hard to see where they need to improve.
The Islanders are scoring goals, they’re 15th in goals for through 17 games. They yet again the best defensive team in the league with 39 goals against this season. Their goaltending is the best in the league with a 0.928SV%. And again, they have a 13 game point streak going. What do the Islanders need exactly?
But it’s always a good idea to take a look around the league and see who’s available. Again, it’s not that the Islanders need any pieces right now. But at some point they will and knowing what’s out there now could certainly help negotiations when the trade deadline rolls around in February.
So what I want to do with this weekly post is to go through some of the names that are out on there on the trade wire and see if the Islanders should be interested in that player.