Insider: Islanders Looking at Kings Forward Dustin Brown
The New York Islanders are still on the hunt for a forward, they plan to use their freed up $7m in cap space now that Captain Anders Lee will be out for the season and the names we are hearing are very interesting.
There has been speculation on Kyle Palmieri from the New Jersey Devils who Lou Lamoriello is familiar with, the only thing stopping that deal is that the Devils have not yet made a decision on what they are doing with him yet.
New reports from Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman indicate that Lou Lamoriello and the New York Islanders could be looking at forward Dusting Brown of the Los Angeles Kings. Here is what Elliotte had to say:
Lou Lamoriello stealth watch: Dustin Brown. You know the Islanders GM wants to find someone no one has thought of. He’s a righty (injured captain Anders Lee is a lefty), but there are a lot of similarities. Goes to the front of the net, power-play threat. Holes in my theory: The Kings are playing meaningful games, and would they even want to move him? (Brown is originally from New York, although he’s incredibly attached to California.)
36 year old Dustin Brown would be a great fit for the Islanders, he’s having one hell of a year with the kings putting up 20 points through 29 games so far. He’s also signed through next year to a manageable $5,875,000 cap hit, the Islanders can easily make it work.
Lou is known for doing things out of left field that no one would think of, and this move fits that narrative. It will be something to keep your eyes on in the coming weeks as the trade deadline quickly approaches.
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