Just after lacking out on Matt Duchene, the New York Islanders now have demonstrated interest in Mike Hoffman. It’s really worth it despite earlier controversy.
David Pagnotta of The Fourth Time period is reporting that the New York Islanders have interest in pursuing Mike Hoffman. On the ice, Hoffman is acquiring a career calendar year for the Florida Panthers, who are very well out of a playoff location.
Through 60 video games, Hoffman has 51 factors (26 ambitions, 25 helps). He’s on tempo for a 70 issue period which would be a new career significant. His prior career significant was 61 coming in 2016-2017 with the Ottawa Senators.
This is the fourth consecutive calendar year that Hoffman has put up 50 or much more factors. He also has not scored a lot less than 22 ambitions in a single period. He would be a excellent addition to the Islanders top-six and a wonderful piece to go together with Mathew Barzal.
Off the ice
Off the ice, there is definitely a minor problem, and it is not even with Hoffman himself. The purpose he was moved in the very first put is mainly because Hoffman’s girlfriend allegedly was harassing Melinda Karlsson, the spouse of Erik Karlsson.
She experienced dreadful opinions wishing loss of life to the two Melinda and her unborn son. Both equally Karlsson and Hoffman have been traded and the controversy has since quieted down. The original trade did not yield that a lot for Ottawa but the rate will very likely change this time all over.
What would it take
What’s appealing about Mike Hoffman is he is not a rental. He has a single much more calendar year left immediately after this a single at $5.19 million. He’s put up identical numbers to Mats Zuccarello who just obtained dealt yesterday, only the variation is Hoffman is acquiring a greater calendar year this calendar year and has a single much more calendar year left on his team pleasant deal.
Maybe one thing like this could get the Hoffman deal completed:
2019 1st Round Pick, 2021 Conditional 2nd Round Pick, Kieffer Bellows
For Florida, they are guaranteed the Islanders 1st rounder from this calendar year, and Kieffer Bellows who is a top-five prospect in the Islanders method. The situation on the 2nd rounder is if Hoffman re-signals that results in being a very first-spherical pick.
Lee – Nelson – Eberle
Hoffman – Barzal – Bailey
Beauvillier – Filppula – Komarov
Martin – Cizikas – Clutterbuck
Mike Hoffman would slide appropriate into the second line with Barzal and Bailey. Komarov, immediately after serving with Barzal for a single game (a single too quite a few) slides back again down to the bottom six where he is greater off.
Hoffman, whilst not a single of the huge a few on the sector, would be a wonderful addition to the team and really worth any “off-ice baggage”. With any luck ,, Lou Lamoriello can work one thing out for the stud winger.