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Islanders keeping up on NHL rumors: How about Anthony Duclair?

OTTAWA, ON - NOVEMBER 22: Anthony Duclair #10 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his power-play goal against the New York Rangers with team mates Tyler Ennis #63 and Jean-Gabriel Pageau #44 in the second period at Canadian Tire Centre on November 22, 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)
OTTAWA, ON - NOVEMBER 22: Anthony Duclair #10 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his power-play goal against the New York Rangers with team mates Tyler Ennis #63 and Jean-Gabriel Pageau #44 in the second period at Canadian Tire Centre on November 22, 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)
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New York Islanders
DALLAS, TX – JUNE 22: Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders prior to 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)

As the New York Islanders look to add scoring depth to their lineup, here are a few names that are being bandied about as possibly available on the NHL trade market.

The New York Islanders are still looking to add to their forward depth by bringing in a scorer. Taylor Hall isn’t an option anymore, so where should the Isles look now?

Last week, Elliotte Friedman indicated that New York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello is looking to add scoring to his lineup. It makes all the sense in the world for the Islanders to be looking for a scorer.

The blue and orange are one of the best teams in the league but have one of the worst offenses in the NHL. With 93 goals-for (in all situations) they

rank 26th in the NHL

. At 5on5, where the Islanders are supposed to be good,

they rank 29th

out of 31 teams.

Taylor Hall would have been the obvious option for the Islanders. The Hart Trophy winner from two years ago is a top tier offensive talent that will return at least 50 points but could also return 90+ all on his own.

With his move to the Arizona Coyotes, Hall is clearly off the table. The Islanders will have to look elsewhere for that scoring winger they desperately need to boost their offense.

Here’s a few names out there that have been bandied around for one reason or another.

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