Ideas to bring success to next season...

Personally - I believe this season is lost. Count on a draft pick between 1st overall to 8th.

I think the Islanders should trade Frans Nielsen and Mark Streit along with the 2012 2nd, 3rd and 4th round picks to Anaheim for Bobby Ryan.

We have two 3rd line centers - Nielsen and Bailey, and I'd rather keep Bailey. If we do this trade, next year we draft Ryan Murray, the top defensive prospect. He's 6'0 and 190 lbs. and is being compared to Scott Niedermayer. A staple on the blueline for years to come. It sounds like he will be NHL ready next year.

Also, we need to sign PA Parenteau to a 3 year deal. He works well on any line and is great on the PP with his stickhandling and passing.

Strome should come up next year and replace Nielsen as our 2nd line center. We can add DeHaan to our defensive corps on opening night. Casey Cizikas would graduate to the 4th line and help on the PK.

If all of this were said and done, the 2012-2013 Islanders would look like this:

2012-13 FORWARDS:

Moulson - Tavares - Ryan

Grabner - Strome - Okposo

Parenteau - Bailey - Niederreiter

Martin - Reasoner - Cizikas

2012-13 DEFENSE:

Hamonic - MacDonald

DeHaan - Jurcina

Murray - Donovan/Ness/FA signing/etc.

The other possibility would be to acquire Bobby Ryan by packaging Nino and Frans together with a pick and keeping Streit. Giving us:

2012-13 FORWARDS:

Moulson - Tavares - Ryan

Grabner - Strome - Okposo

Parenteau - Bailey - Martin

Haley - Reasoner - Cizikas

2012-13 DEFENSE:

Streit - MacDonald

DeHaan - Hamonic

Murray - Jurcina/Donovan/Ness/FA signing/etc.

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