It's going to be a busy offseason for the New York Islanders. Heck, it was going to be a busy offseason before Lou Lamoriello let Barry Trotz go. Add that to Lou's "To-Do List" and the next few months are going to be very interesting for the Isles.
When it comes to the roster most of us are focused on who's coming in. Who will Barry Trotz add to the roster? Who is coming in to bolster this squad that fell out of the playoff picture in 2021-22?
But this squad is already effectively at capacity, so we can't only focus on who might come in, we've also got to focus on who could be on the way out.
Here's a list of five guys that could be on their way out of the squad this offseason. That doesn't mean all five will go, but some combination of these five players will have to vacate the roster in order to bring in the players the New York Islanders need.
Now, I'm not counting Zdeno Chara amongst these five players. I know he hasn't officially retired yet, but c'mon it seems pretty clear that that announcement is coming any day now. That seems too easy of a name to add to this list.