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NYHN: Getting Nick Foligno to the Islanders, Trade Rumors & More



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The New York Islanders host the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at 7 PM, on Nickelodeon night.  As we approach the trade deadline, the Islanders could use a player like Nick Foligno. This story and more on today’s daily links!

As we quickly approach the NHL Trade Deadline, the New York Islanders have been linked to Columbus Blue Jackets forward and captain Nick Foligno. With Anders Lee out for the season with a torn ACL, Foligno could help fill his role on and off the ice. (NYI Hockey Now)

With 10 days until the April 12 trade deadline, here’s our updated look at what the word is around the league and how that could affect the very secretive Isles. (The Athletic)

Barry Trotz predicted it will be difficult for Islanders president and general manager Lou Lamoriello — or any NHL GM, for that matter — to swing a trade before the April 12 deadline. But the coach also knows his boss will go after “the right piece” if available. (Newsday)

Could Kieffer Bellows be trade bait for Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello? There’s been plenty of compare-and-contrasts between sharpshooting rookies Oliver Wahlstrom and Kieffer Bellows. The former has solidified a spot in the Islanders’ lineup while the latter has played in small stretches but has yet to earn coach Barry Trotz’s complete trust. (Newsday)

In true parental figure form, Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy pulled out the worst thing that a kid can hear growing up while analyzing the recent play of his scuffling hockey club. Cassidy isn’t mad at the Bruins, but he’s definitely disappointed. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Philadelphia Flyers are rested and hoping to turn the page in a new month. Their dreadful month of March ended at rock bottom with a loss to the Buffalo Sabres. Now, with two days off behind them, they’ll get a few key young players back in the lineup for the home stretch. (Philly Hockey Now)

The newest member of the Florida Panthers is in such a hurry to join his new team, Matt Kiersted is already in town biding his time in Covid-19 protocol. Kiersted, the highly-coveted defenseman out of North Dakota, signed a free-agent deal with the Panthers on Thursday. (Florida Hockey Now)

The Vegas Golden Knights have tried to improve since their inception. They set the bar pretty high their first season and have not been able to get back there since. Do they need to add scoring depth? Is there goaltenders good enough? What will Alex Pietrangelo bring now that he is back from injury? (Vegas Hockey Now)

The Colorado Avalanche pulled out a slim 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues. It was a 3-2 game, but Adrian Dater never thought it was close. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Yesterday afternoon, the California Department of Public Health announced guidelines that would allow California professional sports teams to open up indoor venues to a limited number of fans starting Apr. 15. This means, per the state of California, that the Sharks would be allowed to open up SAP Center to fans for the first time since March 2020. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Vinnie Hinostroza was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday by the Florida Panthers for Brad Morrison. (

NHL Trade Buzz: Driedger drawing interest after Panthers sign Knight, Trotz expects ‘fire sale’ right before deadline; Oilers reportedly looking for third-line center (

2021 NHL Trade Deadline Fantasy Preview: Hall, Palmieri among players to target in fantasy with April 12 approaching. (

Penguins general manager Brian Burke said Penguins are looking for two pieces prior to the NHL trade deadline. Injuries to Evgeni Malkin and Teddy Blueger have left the organization wondering if they need to find replacements. (NHL Trade Talk)

Acquiring a top defenseman would be something the Boston Bruins are interested in. The asking price for Nashville’s Mattias Ekholm is steep. (NBC Sports)

Detroit Red Wings netminder Jonathan Bernier could really help a contender and may be on the move. (NBC Sports)

Is Taylor Hall a Good Fit for the Toronto Maple Leafs or Not? (NHL Rumors)

Here are the latest rumors regarding the New Jersey Devils and the St. Louis Blues. (NHL Rumors)

The Sabres have players that may be dealt at the deadline, but Rasmus Dahlen is untouchable and Sam Reinhart is likely to stay. The Leafs are not panicking about their goaltender situation. (NHL Rumors

The Oilers are looking for a third-line center but do not have the resources to get one that is an upgrade. The Vancouver Canucks will look to clear cap space by trading away veteran pieces. (NHL Rumors)