NHL Rumors: New York Islanders – Trade Targets, Available Assets, and Pending...

NHL Rumors: New York Islanders – Trade Targets, Available Assets, and Pending UFAs

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New York Islanders trade targets, trade assets and pending free agents who will stay past the deadline.
Potential New York Islanders targets and what they could offer up

Larry Brooks of the NY Post: It wouldn’t be a surprise if the New York Islanders were in on any Artemi Panarin, Mark Stone and possibly Mike Hoffman talks.

Could they also be in on Los Angeles Kings winger Ilya Kovalchuk?

Would the Islanders be interested in Rangers defenseman Adam McQuaid?

The Fourth Period: The Islanders are exploring the trade market and could be willing to move their first-round pick this year.

The Islanders have been linked to Artemi Panarin, Matt Duchene, Mark Stone, Eric Staal, Gustav Nyquist and Ilya Kovalchuk.

Aside from their first-round pick, they could dangle players like Josh Ho-Sang, Sebastian Aho, Michael Dal Colle and Kieffer Bellows.

David Pagnotta: The Islanders have spoken with the Ottawa Senators about Matt Duchene and are one of the teams that is very interested.

The Islanders three big pending free agents are expected to remain

Andrew Gross of Newsday: The NY Islanders have three pending UFAs – Anders Lee, Brock Nelson and Jordan Eberle – and all are expected to remain with the team past the deadline.

There doesn’t appear to be much work towards new contracts for any of them.

“I’ve been in situations where, maybe, I thought there was a chance ,” said Eberle, in his second season with the Islanders and in the last season of a six-year, $36-million deal he signed with the Oilers. “This year, with the way the team has been playing, we’re a pretty strong group together and I can’t imagine. But you never know.”

GM Lou Lamoriello could be aggressive at the deadline to bring someone big and they’ve been linked to Ottawa Senators Matt Duchene.

Lee on if there has been any progress on contract talks.

“It’s continued on the same path and things are good,” Lee said.

Other pending Islanders unrestricted free agents include Robin Lehner, Valtteri Filppula, Tom Kuhnhackl and Luca Sbisa.