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Do The NY Islanders Add Ryan Murray?
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Do The NY Islanders Add Ryan Murray?

The Isles have left a significant gap in defense with their trade of Nick Leddy. Despite fan criticism of his playoff performance, where he showed flaws in their primarily defensive/grinding strategy, he was a strong puck mover and offensive force during the season. He was their defensive assists and first assists leader. The UFA market saw possible replacements go quickly to new teams. Right now, the Isles remain without a left-handed top 4 dman that would be across from Scott Mayfield (who looked very good in that playoff defensive/grind strategy). Don’t expect management to hand the keys to prospects or kids on the cusp like Sebastian Aho, Robin Salo, or Samuel Bolduc. Nobody is slating a kid for a top 4 role for a playoff/cup contending team with big expectations next season. ...