Islanders News

In a recent article in New York’s Newsday, reporter Alan Hahn writes the Islanders are still very much interested in Zigmund Palffy. “I’m sure fans would love to see us make a move for a player like him or any other player of great talent,” Milbury said. “We’re always wanting to get better. But it’s not easy to make trades, especially now, with fiscal awareness. Every trade involves money. And not many teams are looking to take on a lot. And that includes us.” If a deal isn’t struck between the Islanders and Kings for Ziggy, Milbury and the Islanders may turn to some other interesting options. One has winger Geoff Sanderson from the Blue Jackets coming to the Islanders and another exciting option involves Florida Panthers young star winger Kristian Huselius. Right now the biggest problem with the Islanders is the same problem every other team has(except the Rangers) the unwillingness to spend money. If the Islanders can find it in the budget to make a trade and pick up a player with the talent of Palffy that does two things for them. First of all, being a season ticket holder myself for the Islanders, the Coliseum will be packed out with people who WANT Ziggy back and second of all with the Islanders adding a nasty scoring threat they finally have that first line. Hopefully Yashin will start puting up some numbers. It should be fun these last few weeks until the trade deadline to see what happens. The Islanders are one of the teams that would really benefit from a trade right now!