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Islanders trade rumors and interest level: Granlund, Ekholm, Gaudette

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 29: Mikael Granlund #64 of the Nashville Predators knocks down the puck against the Washington Capitals during the third period at Capital One Arena on January 29, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 29: Mikael Granlund #64 of the Nashville Predators knocks down the puck against the Washington Capitals during the third period at Capital One Arena on January 29, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 4: Adam Gaudette #96 of the Vancouver Canucks skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on February 4, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Canucks 7-3.(Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 4: Adam Gaudette #96 of the Vancouver Canucks skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on February 4, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Canucks 7-3.(Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /

Adam Gaudette | Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks are another team looking to shake things up a bit. I already talked about how Jake Virtanen is on the block, but it seems that Adam Gaudette is also available via trade.

Gaudette is a tenacious bottom-six forward who had a successful career at the collegiate level with Northeastern where he put up 142 points in 116 games. But since going pro at the end of 2017-18 it hasn’t exactly gone as well.

His 19-20 season was a breakout year for him where he scored 33 points in 59 games (a pace of 46 over 82 games). This year, in 15 games Gaudette has two goals.

Interest level: 1/5

The Islanders could get him for very little and could fit in the bottom six. But it’s a risky move. Who knows what type of player Gaudette actually is. Maybe the Isles get that 40+ point player or they get the guy who gives them very little.

With the way the Islanders are playing and where they are in the standings over the past few years they don’t need to take risks. They need finished products.

Possibility of a trade: 0/5

There’s no way the Islanders make this trade. Again, they need finished products and not players who may give them some good value. Perhaps if they can get him for nothing they could add him to their AHL roster which is in need of quality.

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