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Duffer’s Dabbles: Will Islanders Move Beauvillier To Beef Up Defense?



Anthony Beauvillier could be the price the Islanders must pay to beef up their defense.

The New York Islanders created a gap on their back end by trading Nick Leddy to the Detroit Red Wings. They’re looking to upgrade their blueline by adding a puck mover. However, the price that most NHL teams are seeking in return for a top defenseman is forward Anthony Beauvillier.

Is that a price that the Isles will be willing to pay?

Colorado: Favored at most betting sites to win the Stanley Cup, has the offseason decreased the likelihood of a Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup run in 2021-22?

Pittsburgh: Speaking of better off-worse off, what’s the deal the offseason moves made by the Pittsburgh Penguins? How do the Pens stack up when compared to other Metro Division clubs?

Fleury Reporting To Chicago

Vegas: After some intiial acrimony created by his agent, it now appears that goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury will report to Chicago.

Vegas: The Golden Knights will be without forward Alex Tuch for six months. Golden Knights GM Kelly McCrimmon asked Ryan Reaves where he wanted to be traded before dealing him to the Rangers. McCrimmon was in communication while it happened.

Boston: David Krejci called it an NHL career. The veteran Bruins center will head home to play in the Czech Republic.

Washington: Alex Ovechkin could’ve picked his team as a UFA and chose to stay with the Capitals, his only NHL home. “I don’t wanna go nowhere.” Ovechkin said.


Philadelphia: Will goalie Martin Jones prove to be the ideal veteran backup to push Carter Hart? Other names were on the market. 


Florida: A lot of NHL teams coveted the chance to sign forward Sam Bennett. However he never became a UFA, opting to sign and stay with the Panthers and he’s quite happy about it.

Detroit: The Red Wings lost Darren Helm via free agency this week. Helm the last member of that 2008 Stanley Cup team that skated with the Cup on Pittsburgh ice. 

San Jose: Bonino, Bonino, Bonino! San Jose signed forwards Nick Bonino and Andrew Cogliano, and goalie James Reimer. But are they right for the Sharks? 

Vancouver: The Canucks and GM Jim Benning hit the free-agent market for a bunch of names you’ve heard but are borderline NHL players. They signed two-way deals, which means Vancouver should have a beck of an AHL team.