Could the NY Islanders trade for Tyler Toffoli and at what cost?

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What could the Islanders offer for Tyler Toffoli?

The Islanders could possibly find a way to make an offer, if they moved their 2024 1st rounder, plus a 2023 2nd, plus some prospects - probably Matthew Maggio and Calle Odelius. I don't think that gets them anywhere close to Toffoli, although it's worth a shot. But there might be another way.

I don't think the Flames actually want to rebuild. They missed the playoffs this year, but won the Pacific Division the year before, then made a disappointing second-round playoff exit. They still have several important players - Jonathan Huberdeau, Nazem Kadri, Blake Coleman, Andrew Mangiapane, MacKenzie Weegar, and Jakob Markstrom, among others - signed past next year, and they might decide to retool, moving Toffoli and the others for other NHLers and trying to compete with their new coach and GM. So here's my proposal:

Proposed Trade

The Islanders trade Kyle Palmieri, Samuel Bolduc, a 2023 2nd, and a 2024 1st for Toffoli plus Nikita Zadorov. Here the Flames get a replacement for Toffoli and Bolduc, who looked NHL-ready this year and just signed a two-year one-way contract at $800,000 per season. Calgary also gets a 1st and 2nd round pick, which they could use to upgrade their other potentially departing players (Backlund, Lindholm, and Hanifin) via trade.

But it also makes sense for the Islanders. We've already covered how Toffoli on the first line would be fantastic to see, and the loss of Palmieri doesn't hurt so much since Oliver Wahlstrom will be returning from injury and can hopefully slot into Palmieri's spot. Zadorov, included basically to make the cap work from Calgary's perspective, would also be a great pickup.

He's a left defenseman who scored 14 goals and 7 assists for 21 points last year. That doesn't sound like much, but he generates a lot of offense - while Zadorov was on the ice, the Flames scored 54% of actual and expected goals while taking 59% of the shots. He led the Flames' defense in shooting percentage (his 10.8% shooting would have led Islanders defensemen as well). And, somewhat surprisingly, he kills penalties as well. It'd be a shame to lose Bolduc, but with five other defensemen under contract (Pelech, Pulock, Romanov, Dobson, and Aho), he's not necessary, and getting Zadorov means the Islanders don't need to worry about Scott Mayfield.

Of course, this is a lot to give up for a rental, but there's no reason to assume Toffoli and Zadorov wouldn't be interested in re-signing on Long Island. After all, Bo Horvat was acquired with only a year left on his contract, and he almost immediately signed a longterm extension.

Is this a fair trade? Let me know what you think on Twitter @BrianWeinberge7.