According to a report, New York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello is out looking for exactly what his team needs; a goal scorer.
If there’s one thing the New York Islanders need right now, it’s a goal scorer. They’re set in the crease and they’re set on the blue line. But in terms of goal scoring, there’s much to be desired.
The Isles once again have the lowest goals-against totals in the NHL with 69 goals against. The Islanders also have the second-highest save percentage in the NHL at 0.925. But when it comes to creating offense, the Islanders rank 24th in goals in all situations and 28th in goals at 5on5.
The Islanders are a top-five team in the NHL without top-half goal scoring. Imagine what they could be with it? That’s why GM Lou Lamoriello is looking to add a goal scorer.
Isles Are Looking
According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the New York Islanders are looking to add a scorer. (See thought number six).
Who that goal scorer will be is still uncertain. A Taylor Hall caliber player is likely what Lou is looking for. Someone who could not only add a few goals but move the needle forward for this team.
But there aren’t many teams well out of the playoff picture with star players they could or would move. Look at the bottom five teams in the NHL the Detroit Red Wings, New Jersey Devils, Los Angeles Kings, Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets. Only one has a star player that could be on the move.
Getting Taylor Hall won’t be easy. The price to acquire him will be high and the Islanders would only get him for a few months. Lou might have to find a secondary option in the trade market. Someone like Tyler Toffoli from the Los Angeles Kings.
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The fact that Lou is looking is encouraging. The Islanders have noticed a weakness in their team and are seemingly taking steps to fix it.