Fresh NHL rumors state that the New York Islanders are looking to trade goaltender Jaroslav Halak and defenseman Calvin de Haan this season. The Islanders are struggling to start the 2016 NHL season and trading both can save the team some money, according to reports.
The Islanders, who are on a three-game losing streak, are looking for changes to improve their chances this season and that could include firing Islanders coach Jack Capuano.
“The Islanders are looking to move goaltender Jaroslav Halak and defenceman Calvin de Haan. It’s starting to get messy with the Islanders and, at some point, Jack Capuano could be given his walking papers,” Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun stated in a recent NHL Insider Trading article.
The 31-year-old Halak is a player with some value in trades with his goaltending experience playing for the Isles the last three seasons. He started in seven of eight games this season and with a 2-3 record.
The 25-year-old De Haan is in the final year of his deal and the team could see him leave and the Islanders want to get some players for him if he moves on to another team. De Haan has played 12 games this season with 1 goal and 4 assists plus 20 shots on goal.
According to other NHL rumors from the same report, Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba also remains on the trading block with the Detroit Red Wings and Aneheim Ducks in terested in acquiring the star defensive player.
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