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01-22-2013, 03:04 PM
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The Islanders would likely only move him for an overpayment, as they have all the leverage. While he seems to have progressed this year in the AHL, he's still an unknown commodity, so the question is how much are you willing to part with.

Trading Armia doesn't make much sense. The idea of adding Nino is to shore up our weakest link in the prospect pool--top 6 wingers. Replacing one with another--and then likely adding assets on top of that to make the trade--does not make much sense.

I'm not really familiar with the Isles depth chart, so this criticism might not be entirely fair...but one would think he would've cracked the Isles lineup coming out of the lockout, given his talent and previous NHL experience (as uneventful as that was), and the fact that their the Islanders, they've never been known for their depth. I suppose that assumes he is NHL-ready right now, which may not be the case...if not, someone who has followed him more can chime in on how close he is to making the jump to the big league.

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