Major turnaround concerning Bo Horvat and the New York Islanders

Published January 31, 2023 at 6:03 PM
BY MARCO
     
Yesterday, Vancouver Canucks forward Bo Horvat was traded to the New York Islanders in exchange for Anthony Beauvillier, a 2023 first round pick (top-12 protected) and prospect Aatu Raty.

What's special about this trade is that the New York Islanders wouldn't even make the playoffs if they started tonight.

Plus, Lou Lamoriello has to convince Horvat to sign long-term. However, with over a month to go before the trade deadline, if the Islanders GM believes his team won't make the playoffs or that he won't be able to reach a long-term agreement with Horvat, he still has time to trade him, and that's been the assumption on Twitter since the trade.




Recall that the Islanders made this kind of move back in 2013, acquiring Thomas Vanek from the Sabres, only to trade him to Montreal with just minutes to go.

So this will be one to watch.

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