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Rosner Wrap: Islanders Snag Horvat, Should Hull Be Celebrated?

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New York Islanders, Bo Horvat

Good morning New York Islanders nation, if you slept. On Monday, Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello made a blockbuster trade as he got his team a goal scorer, in Bo Horvat, from the Vancouver Canucks.

From that trade to the words of Bo Horvat in his first media availability and more in today’s Rosner Wrap:

NYI HOCKEY NOW

The New York Islanders announced they had acquired Bo Horvat from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Anthony Beauvillier, Aatu Raty, and a conditional first-round selection in the 2023 NHL Draft.

Following the blockbuster trade, the newest member of the New York Islanders, forward Bo Horvat, addressed the media.

What makes things worse for the New York Islanders is that they failed to take advantage of two Metropolitan Division foes ahead of them in the standings in, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals, who struggled in January.

On the latest edition of Hockey Night in New York, the talk was all about what the New York Islanders do now. They find themselves two points back of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the second wild-card spot, with three more games played.

Could the New York Islanders pull a move out of the New York Yankees playbook, as we saw back in 2016 when dealing with netminder Semyon Varlamov?

NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW

On Monday, hockey legend Bobby Hull passed away at the age of 84. A tremendous talent on the ice, but a troubled man off of it has split the hockey world in how he should be celebrated–if he should be. He was a raging alcoholic who beat numerous spouses, was openly racist, and sympathized with Hitler.

Washington Hockey Now: As the Washington Capitals continue their own push and look to hang onto the Wild Card spot amid struggles, what can they take away from this big-time trade from a Metro Division rival with the postseason race coming down to the wire down the stretch?

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Mike Sullivan is, by almost any metric, the most successful coach in Pittsburgh Penguins history. But are his players tuning him out?

Philly Hockey Now: Claude Giroux, who had an iconic career with the Philadelphia Flyers, was named the NHL’s No. 1 star of the week Monday.

Florida Hockey Now: It is now officially NHL All-Star Week in South Florida, with events scattered throughout Broward County from Fort Lauderdale Beach to Sunrise and Coral Springs. Here’s a complete guide.

San Jose Hockey Now: What do the San Jose Sharks want in a trade for Timo Meier? It sounds like three pieces.