Lamoriello looking young blueliner Isles' roster?

IS GM LOU LAMORIELLO LOOKING TO ADD A YOUNG BLUELINER TO THE ISLES' ROSTER?

NOV 22, 2021  (16H24)      MIKE ARMENTI
The New York Islanders are in dismay amid a 6-game losing streak and a dismal 5-8-2 record through the team's first 15 games to start the 2021-22 season.

It should be mentioned that it's probably too early to press the panic button, with the Isles missing 6 NHL regulars (on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list), including captain Anders Lee, but the Isles are approaching the quarter-mark of their season and sooner than later, the team has to find a way to start winning games.

On Monday, during an appearance on TJMS, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman pondered whether or not the Isles and GM Lou Lamoriello might be looking for a defenseman with upside, who is under team control for multiple seasons.

"I wonder if he tries to see if he can get a young D with term, now those are hard to get and they cost you, but I was thinking about this the other day, if he's doing anything, I wonder if that's what he's looking at," said Friedman.

One option could be Avs defenseman Sam Girard, who is rumoured to be on the trading block in Colorado after a poor showing during last postseason. Girard is signed through 2026-27 and carries a $5M AAV.

Another intriguing option is one who is quite familiar to Lamoriello (and who would cost a lot less) in Leafs defenseman Travis Dermott. Dermott is signed through 2022-23 at $1.5M per season and has the ability to play either the left side or the right.

Of course, nobody really knows what Lamoriello may be up to, if anything, because the veteran GM does pretty much all of his work in the media's blindspot. Time will tell what the Isles have planned to address their early struggles.

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
2021-2022 SEASON
TEAMSGPWLOLPTS
1
MAPLE LEAFS24176135
2
PANTHERS22154333
3
LIGHTNING21125428
4
RED WINGS24129327
5
BRUINS19118-22
6
SABRES22811319
7
CANADIENS24616214
8
SENATORS2041519
NHL STATS
LIVE
DECEMBER 2, 2021 G A PTS
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
1 3 4
SAM REINHART
1 3 4
AARON EKBLAD
2 1 3
VICTOR HEDMAN
2 1 3
KIRILL KAPRIZOV
2 1 3
RYAN HARTMAN
1 2 3
ALEX FORMENTON
2 - 2
VINNIE HINOSTROZA
2 - 2
ANTON LUNDELL
2 - 2
JASON ROBERTSON
2 - 2
  COMPLETE RESULTS
NHL STATS
SEASON
2021-2022GPGAPTS
LEON DRAISAITL
21202141
CONNOR MCDAVID
21152540
ALEXANDER OVECHKIN
+1
24191838
NAZEM KADRI
+1
2092030
KIRILL KAPRIZOV
+3
2391828
EVGENY KUZNETSOV
+1
2482028
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
+4
2381627
STEVEN STAMKOS
+1
21111325
JOHNNY GAUDREAU
2291625
MIKAEL GRANLUND
2352025
TROY TERRY
23151025
JOHN TAVARES
23111425
TIMO MEIER
+2
18111124
BRAD MARCHAND
1891524
MATT DUCHENE
23131124
KYLE CONNOR
22141024
ANZE KOPITAR
2181523
ARTEMI PANARIN
2161723
ELIAS LINDHOLM
2291423
JORDAN KYROU
2391423
  COMPLETE STATS