Rumor: New York Islanders make blockbuster offer to the Nashville Predators

The benchmark date of American Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the GM's around the league continue to evaluate their team's identity. Nashville and the New York Islanders are no different, and it appears their identities could be adjusted soon, as the two teams have discussed some big names.

According to sources connected to the Nashville management team, the Islanders came calling about centre Ryan Johansen. The 6'3 pivot has 12 points in 14 games this year, however, the Predators have been struggling as of late and could be interested in a move to shake up their club.

The Predators and Islanders are both in reasonable cap situations, so money shouldn't factor in during negotiations as much as it maybe would if either team was in a cap crunch. The offer from the Islanders is believed to have included two of the following -  Anthony Beauvillier, Ryan Pulock and Josh Bailey, along with either one prospect or pick.

With Matt Duchene shining in Nashville, and questions surrounding Johansen's attitude and commitment, a deal in Nashville could be music to the ears of Preds' fans.

For the Islanders, they are one of the best teams in the league, with cap space, and assets. The kind of island, every GM in the league wished he was on.

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