Should Garth Snow decide to cash in his team’s two biggest veteran trading chips, he won’t be without options. Point Blank has learned that several teams are preparing offers to the Islanders for Andy Sutton and Dwayne Roloson.

Sutton, a potential unrestricted free agent on July 1, is one of the best defensemen available in the trade market. If the Islanders do not re-sign him between now and the March 3 trade deadline, the 6-6 defenseman could net a strong haul for the rebuilding franchise.

Many teams are interested in Sutton, including…

New Jersey Pittsburgh Philadelphia Ottawa

Washington Chicago Colorado Calgary

San Jose expressed interest before opting to trade a second round pick to Carolina for Niclas Wallin and a fifth round pick, but will stay in play for Sutton. The Capitals, Senators, Blackhawks and Penguins are among many teams that have been monitoring Sutton closely at the Coliseum and at Islanders road games.