Islanders: Three Reasons Ryan Johansen Trade Rumor Doesn’t Work

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NEWARK, NJ – JUNE 30: New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello attends the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center on June 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

There’s a trade rumor out there that says the Islanders have reached out to the Nashville Predators to acquire Ryan Johansen. Here are three reasons that doesn’t work.

We all put out our own trade proposals from time to time. We all have a player in mind that the Islanders should go out and get and who the Isles should give up in return. It’s something that’s done every half second on Twitter.

Sometimes rumor sites get in on the fun too and give us rumors of possible trades to chew on. Whether they’re real or not.

The other day, ran a story that said the Islanders had called the Nashville Predators about trading for center Ryan Johansen. Apparently, the Islanders offered the Predators the following for Johansen:

-Two of the following three players: Anthony Beauvillier, Ryan Pulock, or Josh Bailey

-A prospect or a pick

The offer from the Islanders is believed to have included two of the following –  Anthony Beauvillier, Ryan Pulock and Josh Bailey, along with either one prospect or pick. –

That’s a lot to just give up on for Ryan Johansen. So would the Islanders do it? No, probably not. Here are three reasons why Lou Lamoriello wouldn’t make this trade

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