Despite the fact the New York Islanders are hovering near a playoff spot, fans and analysts have continually pointed at the club as a potential seller near the trade deadline. Mark Streit (pictured above), Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov (pictured above) are names that have surfaced as potential players that might be dealt to a contender looking for an additional veteran with an expiring contract.
Not so fast. According to Newsday, the Islanders are talking - or are preparing to talk - to Streit, Visnovsky and Nabokov about new contracts.
The three men mentioned above are all ideal trade candidates. Streit, 35, is in the final year of a five-year, $20.5 million contract. Visnovsky, 36, is in the final year of a five-year, $28 million contract. Nabokov, 37, is completing a one-year, $2.75 million contract. All three have veteran experience and could serve as a rental player at the deadline for a team looking to add a complementary piece.