With the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs coming to a close in the next month, free agency and trade rumors will take on a life of their own as teams will try to improve through the two aforementioned avenues. After staying relatively quiet in the free agent market the last couple of years, the New York Islanders could use the addition of a player via a trade. (VancityAllie/Flickr)
One of those players could be Jarome Iginla, and the Islanders should consider targeting the right winger for a number of reasons.
Since Iginla's contract will expire once the 2012-2013 season is completed, the move could backfire on the Isles if the winger chooses to pursue free agency during the 2013 off-season. However, a deal to get Iginla could drastically improve the Islanders' offense and give the team a bit more than a bonafide scoring threat and rugged veteran. Acquiring Iginla could show other free agents that the Islanders are serious about taking their rebuild to another level and are trying to surround John Tavares with some established talent.