Another player who doesn't want to play for the Islanders, I am shocked...
Anyway, the guy is only 20, it isn't like they have left him rotting in the AHL forever. If you can't crack the Isles, there aren't many teams worse that would play you on the big club right away so may as well put in your time and actually earn a spot on the roster.
And you can't really blame him for that. They should have never brought him up in the 1st place, he was never ready
OK then which is it? Is he demanding a trade because he was rushed up last year or demanding a trade because he is in the AHL this year to learn the pro game(where he should be as he is doing very well)?
Not sure what the deal is with NYI and a bunch of players uninterested in being there, but Nino Niederreiter has not earned the right to demand a trade unless they are doing something off the ice with him that is ethically questionable.
Bottomline is this. Tavares spent his ELC years there and then signed for another 5 years. How does Niederreiter deserve more privileges then Tavares?