Islanders Weekly Winners and Losers: Nick Leddy showing he’s tradeable

Nick Leddy #2 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Nick Leddy #2 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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UNIONDALE, NY – APRIL 11: The New York Islanders fans chant their signature “Yes, Yes, Yes” following a goal by Kyle Okposo #21 against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 11, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. This is the last regular season game to be played in the building as it stands now. The team will relocate to the Barclay’s Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City starting in the 2015-16 season. The Blue Jackets defeated the Islanders 5-4 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /



What a week for fans. The Barclays Center is a thing of the past. The Governor announced that the Islanders will play all home games at the Nassau Coliseum in the playoffs and for the 2020-21 season.

The announcement effectively ends the Islanders run in Brooklyn. The Isles only have three games remaining at the Barc in 2019-20. The last one coming on March 22nd against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Its what fans have wanted since they first laid eyes on the off-centered scoreboard or the obstructed views. The Barclays served a purpose and that purpose has now been served.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau

A lot of media didn’t think this was a worthy trade. The Islanders gave up way too much in order to get him. There’s no way Jean-Gabriel Pageau could live up to the career year he was having in Ottawa.

But with two goals in three games since the trade, Pageau has shown that not only can he play defense, but he can give the Islanders the depth scoring they need.

Anders Lee

We’ve been waiting for the captain to step up and give the Islanders the offense we know he can generate. Over the last four games, Anders Lee is second only to Mathew Barzal in terms of points with two goals and three assists.