Looking forward to the next trade deadline, who are guys that New York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello could target in a year’s time?
New York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello loves to bring in players he knows and likes. We saw that just recently at the 2020 NHL trade deadline when he brought in defenseman Andy Greene and was after Minnesota Wild’s Zach Parise.
And look, go back through Lou’s history as a GM and you’ll see the same pattern emerge. Lou likes to bring in guys he knows whether it be at the trade deadline or through free agency. If you’ve played for him and he likes you he’s likely to try and bring you back.
And there’s a pretty good reason for that. Lou Lamoriello isn’t like every other GM out there. Lou has built a career as a GM by adhering to a certain set of rules, principles, ideals, and philosophies. Not every player can thrive in that type of environment.
Not every player, specifically these days wants to be told they need to shave every day. Or wear a number lower than 30. Or that they can’t grow their hair long. Players want to be individuals and express that individually. While there’s room for that in a Lou-run team, it stops at hair and facial hair.
And your number.
So with that being said, who are some players Lou could look to bring in as a trade target next year.