Lu, Ballard, Sweatt, 3rd
Vis and Nino both don't want to play for NYI so they are most likely looking for a trade. Canucks gain an offensive dman and young centre with lots of potential.
NYI get a veteran starting goalie that bring leadership to a young team. Ballard would be a top 4dman on the Islanders and he'd be better in the East. Sweatt is a mid-prospect that may crack a depth wingers spot. A higher pick to increase offer.
With NYI having tons of young talent they are in a position to make a move. Lu would consider as it is in the Eastern easier Conference and they are moving to a new building in 2015 with the very wealthy Nets. Also a lot closer to Florida.
Nino might not want to, but Snow has already stated he has no plans to trade him.
Vis has stated he'll come back to play for the Isles, but wanted to stay in Russia because of health concerns for his son. His son has surgery or therapy in early February and once that's taken care of, Vis wants to come over. He wouldn't play for anyone in the NHL until that's over with.
" Waiting on a team to make a decision with one of their current roster players before a deal can get done" does sound like Rick Dipietro could fit that description. Plus the fact that Nino and visnovsky want out probably means we could get them for relatively cheap.
Also before all the typical posters come in with " it's the islanders why would Roberto waive his no trade clause to go there omg lolz!" Explain to me why Luo would rather be a back up in Vancouver than go to live in Brooklyn and be the go to guy but without the pressure of Vancouver ?
Ok, so how about this then: Why the hell would we want DiPietro back just to buy him out, unless we got significant return? Nino and Vis isn't near enough for that and you can bet they aren't giving up a lot more just because we throw in Ballard and Raymond.
Or how about why would the Isles want to:
- give up all assets they'd need to in order to get us to part with Luongo?
- choose to keep both DiPietro and Luongo so as to not give up as much?
Edited by elvis15, 24 January 2013 - 12:15 PM.