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Dorian... Did well in a trade... and traded a player to an Eastern team?
Gotta give him his due (and as much as sometimes I rag on Dorian, I think he's against a wall most of the time), but this is a great trade for Ottawa. A 1st that is only top 3 protected gives them a decent chance at getting a pretty nice pick in this years draft. The islanders aren't winning the division, and could miss the playoffs entirely, so this being a mid first rounder feels pretty likely.
I think going this hard after a rental when you are currently tenuously holding down a wild card spot in a tough division is a big misstep. Maybe the Islanders re-sign him, or maybe they really feel this is the year, but either way, this feels like a massive return for a player who is good, but likely isn't pushing the Isles over the top.