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Detroit Players The New York Islanders May Have Interest In

01/29/2019 at 2:04pm EST

Arthur Staple of The Athletic on players who could help the Islanders at the trade deadline,

Gustav Nyquist, Red Wings: Probably the most attractive name on the list of rental forwards. He can still score, second on the ugly Wings with 43 points so far, and he’s also a power-play producer. He would improve the Isles team speed, which has been surprisingly good but could use a boost. And, like some of the pipe dreams, he’s a right wing on a team fairly devoid of them.

Detroit has a desperate need to sell and so little in terms of what it can realistically move, though, so a second and a mid-range prospect would most likely be the cost. Or a couple of seconds. Not ideal for the Isles, but perhaps necessary, even if Nyquist only stayed for a couple of months.

Nick Jensen, Red Wings: ...If the Isles were to move Pelech in a deal for a forward, then the need on D becomes a bit more urgent, obviously.

If there is a need, it’s for a depth right-shot player. Jensen, 28, fills that role, though with rental depth D-men usually in demand, the Isles could get priced out for a player who should bring back nothing more than a fourth-rounder or so.

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