Islanders 2020 trade deadline buyer profile: Isles still need scoring

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – JUNE 22: Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders attends the 2019 NHL Draft at the Rogers Arena on June 22, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The 2020 trade deadline is just around the corner. The New York Islanders are shaping up to be buyers at the deadline. What are they after and what are they willing to trade?

Maybe this time the New York Islanders will use the trade deadline to bring in some much-needed talent? The Islanders famously used the 2019 trade deadline to do absolutely nothing. Not a thing.

While players like Mark Stone, Mikael Granlund, Ryan Dzingel, and Matt Duchene were all traded (all could have been helpful for the Isles) the Islanders didn’t bring anyone in.

Technically, they signed Dennis Seidenberg to a contract until the end of the season. Seidenberg had been skating with the team on a PTO all season.

Lou didn’t want to break the chemistry that had been forming in the locker room so he didn’t budge at the deadline even though the Islanders desperately needed help scoring goals. A need that was abundantly clear in the second round of the 2019 playoffs where the Isles got swept after scoring five goals across four games.

This year we’re all hoping it’s going to be different. We hope that Lou Lamoriello will use the trade deadline to strengthen the roster as the team gears up for another playoff run.

So with that in mind, here’s what the New York Isladners are looking for at the 2020 trade deadline and what they’d be willing to part with in order to get what they need.

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