Pending UFA Nelson not stressing about deadline
Andrew Gross of Newsday: New York Islanders pending first-line heart Brock Nelson isn’t genuinely stressing more than the trade deadline and is expecting to continue to be with the workforce just after the deadline.
“It’s just kind of playing hockey and looking at how things go,” explained Nelson, incorporating his expectation is to continue to be with the Islanders past the trade deadline. “Everybody is joyful with currently being listed here and winning game titles and we’d like that to carry on.”
Would the Islanders be fascinated in Kovalchuk?
TSN: Darren Dreger on TSN 690 explained the New York Islanders are on the lookout like consumers at the trade deadline but really do not count on them to trade their leading prospective buyers like Noah Dobson or Oliver Wahlstrom. GM Lou Lamoriello could be on the lookout for some extra scoring support.
“I had somebody just kind of whisper in my ear yesterday – and let’s not connect with it a source or anything at all business, just wild speculation is what it is – wondering whether Lamoriello may well have desire in Ilya Kovalchuk with the Los Angeles Kings.
“Crazier things have occurred, and provided the prospect to perform a much more offensive purpose with the Islanders, perhaps there’s a suit there. There’s surely history amongst Lamoriello and Kovalchuk.
“But of course there wouldn’t be any type of extended-expression will need in Kovalchuk at that level.”
Andy Graziano of WFan: The New York Islanders could have use for a dynamic ahead. They really do not have their very own 2nd, 3rd or 4th spherical select this yr, and their prospect pool may possibly not be as deep as some feel.
Probable massive named possibilities could include things like Artemi Panarin, Mark Stone, Matt Duchene and Ilya Kovalchuk (salary retention a should). Do the Islanders genuinely want to trade for a rental?
The Islanders getting pending UFAs in Anders Lee and Brock Nelson.
Deciding to trade or not to trade will be a challenging selection for management.