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Islanders: Pros and cons of trading for Kyle Palmieri

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - JANUARY 14: Kyle Palmieri #21 of the New Jersey Devils looks on during warm ups before the home opening game against the Boston Bruins at Prudential Center on January 14, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - JANUARY 14: Kyle Palmieri #21 of the New Jersey Devils looks on during warm ups before the home opening game against the Boston Bruins at Prudential Center on January 14, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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New York Islanders
EAST MEADOW, NEW YORK – JANUARY 04: General Manager Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders attends practice during training camp at Northwell Health Ice Center at Eisenhower Park on January 04, 2021 in East Meadow, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

It seems that the New York Islanders could very well bring in Kyle Palmieri by the trade deadline, so what are the pros and cons for such a move?

The New York Islanders are in the market for a scoring winger. From the chatter around the league to the way this team is currently constructed, the Isles should be looking for a rental.

Guys like Taylor Hall and Rickard Rakell (before his injury) have been consistently linked to the Islanders. But the player seemingly destined for the New York Islanders is Devils forward Kyle Palmieri.

The 30-year-old veteran is in the final year of a five-year deal signed back in 2016. Lou Lamoriello was still at the helm, as President of Hockey Operations for the Devils at the time of the signing. He left for the Leafs GM job weeks later.

So, if the Islanders are likely to bring him in what are the pros and cons of such a move?

I’m not going to talk about the price for Palmieri. No one actually knows what the return will be for Palmieri. If or when he gets traded we can discuss the pros and cons of the price. But for now, let’s just go over the fit in the lineup and on the ice for the Islanders

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