Hamonic Hot Stove: McKenzie shares latest trade rumblings

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On a boisterous night in Brooklyn, it only makes sense to get some updates regarding the future of some key New York Islanders.

Bob McKenzie shared the latest rumblings on NBCSN tonight, with plenty of interesting nuggets.

Travis Hamonic

McKenzie provides the latest on the sought-after defenseman’s situation, backing up previous thoughts that the Islanders want a pretty specific package for the affordable blueliner (something like a first rounder + prospect wouldn’t get it done).

Interestingly, he also addresses Dustin Byfuglien‘s name being floated around in talks:

Kyle Okposo

At the moment, it seems like the Islanders are in an awkward position with Okposo.

McKenzie indicates that the talented winger – and pending free agent – will cost too much for the Islanders’ liking. That said, trading him might not work so well, as the Isles hope to make the playoffs:

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So, it sounds like two potentially volatile situations that are currently in limbo.

McKenzie dished on other issues tonight, including Eric Staal‘s situation and the Blue Jackets at least floating Ryan Johansen‘s name around.