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Islanders: 3 Trade Packages For Vladimir Tarasenko

Mar 25, 2021; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91) looks on in the first period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 25, 2021; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91) looks on in the first period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: Vladimir Taraseko #91 of the St. Louis Blues forechecks during a 4-3 Los Angeles Kings overtime win at Staples Center on March 06, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Trade 2

In this one, I’m mixing in a “ready now” young player and a prospect that is on the cusp of being ready to go. So it’ll be a little bit different when looking at what the Blues will be getting instead of two already established pieces in Beauvillier and Eberle like last time.

I know the article said no picks or prospects, but does Bellows count as a prospect as someone drafted five years ago? I’m convinced that on a majority of the team’s in the league he’d be a solid middle-six guy.

St. Louis is going to turn down a top-six player, a 23-year-old middle six talent (cheap), and a 21-year-old who looks like he’s on his way to making the jump to the NHL within the next year? Here’s the rest of my signings and trades:

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Nick Leddy is taken in expansion and the Isles use one of their second-rounders next year to dump off Leo Komarov’s cap space. These moves would leave the Isles with $1.2 million in cap space to work with after moving Johnny Boychuk to LTIR.

The Isles also add a veteran in Alec Martinez in free agency who has a ton of playoff experience.

Lineup

Lee – Barzal – Tarasenko

Beauvillier – Nelson – Bailey

Dal Colle – Pageau – Wahlstrom

Martin – Cizikas – Clutterbuck

Pelech – Pulock

Martinez – Dobson

Salo – Mayfield

Varlamov / Sorokin

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