NHL Trade Deadline 2011 Team Preview, Part Two: New York Islanders

February 7th, 2011 by Benjamin Benya Leave a reply »
As part of a series, writer Benjamin Benya will be forecasting the plan of the five worst NHL teams as the trade deadline nears. Will they be big sellers or stick to their guns and stomp through the trenches?

For Part One, click here.

October 21, 2010. Likely a day the New York Islanders will remember as this NHL season continues to unravel, for it was on this day that the Islanders toppled the Tampa Bay Lightning in overtime, giving them a 4-1-2 record and the unfathomable first place in the Eastern Conference.

Since that fateful evening, the Islanders have plummeted back through mediocrity with a 13-27-6 record. Doubling up more losses than wins is a feat that the Islanders have become all too familiar with in the past few years as the franchise continues to build from the ground up with so much youth.

But with so much youth and exuberance coming down the pipe every night, the Islanders aren't exactly the model of a franchise selling properties at the trade deadline. New York has twice as many restricted free agents they'll likely want to sign this offseason as they do unrestricted players. A quick head count of the main roster ...

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