Islander's on lookout for Winger
Numerous reports from most New York papers report that the Islanders are on the lookout for a winger to pair with Yashin. The Islanders NEED some more scoring to become a true contender! Owner Charles Wang has stated in reports from Newsday that he is not opposed to adding to the bottom line if the player is the right guy.
Having missed out on Kovalev, the name most mentioned on most rumor reports is former Islander Ziggy Palffy. Ziggy should be a huge help to Yashin and would provide much needed scoring. Also, the Island loves Ziggy and would surely pack the old building for the rest of the year, at the least!
This is pure speculation on my part, but the Islanders will probably try to open up some money by trading Osgood to a contender needing goalie help, if only as a rental. He is playoff tested and should receive some looks. Maybe St. Louis?
Garth Snow has been playing great and DiPietro isn’t going anywhere! DiPietro is the real deal and will just get better. Osgood has played well but someone has to go.
As for the Kings I don’t realty know what they need, other than having to cut some payroll but perhaps they would be interested in Isbister to replace Palffy and/or a prospect. The Islanders have some depth and I’m sure the Kings will find someone to their liking.
If Milbury can pull this off, this Islander team should be a strong force in the playoffs. Personally it would be great for me because I would get to dust off my old Palffy jersey!