Islanders Could Offer Same Trade Package To Philadelphia As They Did To Ottawa

News recently broke that the New York Islanders made a pitch to the Ottawa Senators to pursue Alex DeBrincat before the Senators settled on the Detroit Red Wings to get a deal done. Although the return wasn't great for DeBrincat from the Red Wings, the pitch from the Islanders included sending back J.G. Pageau and Oliver Wahlstrom. This would not only account for the cap space, but address the top-six by bringing in a skilled winger.

While the Islanders didn't get anything done, it doesn't mean they can't offer up a similar package elsewhere. While William Nylander is a choice some would want them to pursue, the Philadelphia Flyers also have a very good player that fits what the Islanders are trying to acquire. The Flyers are rebuilding, and with just two years left at $5.5 million, Travis Konecny could realistically be on the move this summer.

Konecny has a very team-friendly contract and a little term. It would give the Islanders a top-six winger who can not only score, but has a grittiness to his game that is useful for playoffs especially. He can score goals and will be involved in every battle. The lack of a no-trade/move clause works in both the Flyers' and Islanders' favour in negotiating a deal without. As the Flyers are rebuilding, Wahlstrom could be someone they are interested in because of his age and Pageau would be a necessary acquisition as well for the cap space and so he can provide his services on a young team.

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