Here’s a look at three players rumored to be on the trade block and if they would interest the New York Islanders.
Even a shut border hasn’t stopped NHL teams from making trades and from players requesting some. I wanted to go over some of the rumors out there and attach an interest level for the New York Islanders as well as if there’s a possibility the Isles trade (context of where the Isles are + do they have the assets) for that player is.
Sam Bennett | Calgary Flames
What isn’t being debated is that Bennett, won’t be a Calgary Flame for much longer.
Interest Level: 1/5
Since having an OK rookie year where Bennett scored 18 goals and 36 points, he’s essentially plateaued at a 26 point player for the Flames. Now, is that because he’s being used as a third-line wing, or is that just who he is?
Either way, the Islanders are stacked down the middle so on paper there’s no need for him. Now, if they could play him on the wing that might be another story. Although I very much doubt Bennett would want to be traded so he can play on the wing rather than down the middle.
Possibility of trade: 1/5
The Islanders have the assets to pull off the trade. But again, he’s a center and they don’t need a center. Even if they got Bennett to play the wing, he’d block the path for guys like Oliver Wahlstrom and Kieffer Bellows who are finally cutting their teeth in the league.