Nov. 22, 2016
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>slapshot723</b></div><div>Really? I wouldn't bother. We have Cholowski, Aho, and Salo fighting for the last two spots on D. Let's see what we have with those guys before trading for someone like Soucy.</div></div>
Fair take. One thing I find intriguing about Soucy is that he had a .33ppg ratio, and was a +7 on a fairly underwhelming Seattle team. For a 3LD, I think he could be quite the luxury for any team, but especially so with the Islanders. Aho is a very good 7th D-man, Cholowski has upside but his work ethic and personal discipline has hurt his development, Salo is a guy I could see surprising many this season (he has to, it's his final year to do something before being coined a "bust"). These moves would all occur at the deadline. With the Islanders, I could see this season being one of those that I am certain Isles fans are quite accustomed to in recent years - everyone writes the Isles off, they outperform their projections, things go right for them, and come April, you're in the thick of things out East.