It was as big a vote of confidence as you’d hope to get from your team’s general manager.
When the New York Islanders traded away Devon Toews on Monday it reflected the trust that general manager Lou Lamoriello had in Noah Dobson as much as their need to move some pieces to help sweeten the pot to free up cap space. The two draft picks the Islanders got in return for Toews will help facilitate a deal to move the likes of Johnny Boychuk or another pricy contract, but it only happened if Lamoriello was confident in whoever took over Toews’ spot.
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