May Tarasenko Head to the New York Islanders?
Andy Marlin-USA TODAY SportsNew York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello is famend for by no means tipping his hand concerning attainable trades. Nonetheless, there’s hypothesis he may very well be among the many suitors for St. Louis Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko.A day after citing a supply decrying the Blues’ dealing with of Tarasenko’s commerce request, The Athletic’s Jeremy Rutherford studies the 29-year-old winger’s state of affairs may very well be affected by their signing of Brandon Saad on Thursday. With Saad coming in for a lot lower than anticipated, Rutherford questioned if GM Doug Armstrong could be prepared to soak up a part of Tarasenko’s $7.5-million cap hit to facilitate a commerce.The Islanders are believed amongst Tarasenko’s checklist of most well-liked commerce locations. They’ve over $17.6 million in cap house however should re-sign restricted free brokers Anthony Beauvillier, Adam Pelech and Ilya Sorokin. They need to additionally re-sign or exchange unrestricted free brokers Kyle Palmieri and Casey Cizikas.Lamoriello might have most, if not all, of these gamers already below contract however hasn’t formally introduced them but. In that case, maybe he is ready to see what’s within the commerce market to switch departed proper wing Jordan Eberle. If Lamoriello is thinking about Tarasenko will probably be essential for the Blues to select up a part of his cap hit. Even then, the Isles GM may need to half with a salaried participant or considered one of his RFAs as a part of the return. Rutherford indicated Beauvillier has been talked about as a commerce candidate. Different golf equipment linked to Tarasenko by Rutherford embrace the Carolina Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils. Each have ample cap room to tackle the total remaining worth of the winger’s contract.