New York Islanders' Worst Trade Of The Past Year

The New York Islanders have not been very busy over the past year, completing only three trades. All of them have been significant ones though as they have acquired players like Bo Horvat, Alexander Romanov, and Pierre Engvall. In order to determine what was the worst trade, we are going to look at the impact on the future each has.

The Islanders didn't pay too much for Engvall who is a good third line player and has three goals and five points in nine games since the trade at the deadline. Romanov is a young, tough defenceman who is defensively-minded, something the Islanders value. Then there is Horvat who was acquired in one of the blockbusters this season to kick off the trade deadline.

Considering the price to acquire Horvat, it would've been a huge waste if the Islanders didn't re-sign him. But from the general manager's mouth, Horvat got too much on his contract extension. It wasn't really a big win at all for them as Lou Lamoriello could have done very little to help his team out who are in a dogfight for a playoff spot, or overpay in a trade and extension.

Horvat not only cost the Islanders a first round pick, top prospect, and former first round pick Anthony Beauvillier, New York also gave Horvat an eight-year, $8.5 million AAV contract extension. After what has been a career year for Horvat due to his play in Vancouver, his production has significantly dropped off since becoming a member of the Islanders. He has just five goals and 10 points in 21 games while Beauvillier has seven goals and 17 points in 22 games, is three years younger, and is on a far better contract. The Islanders clearly lost the trade already and it'll take a lot for them to come out on top in the end either.

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