Well, as for my favorite team, the Islanders, the GM
Mike Milbury has been rumored to have been talking with LA
to recieve Ziggy Palffy in a trade. Concieveably, Palffy will come relatively cheaply, maybe Brad Isbister and a high round pick...the only problem is Palffy's 7.5 million dollar salary (ironically, the Islanders signed him to that contract). Perhaps they will ship Chris Osgood out, as the tandem of Rick DiPietro and Garth Snow has been playing well, St. Louis has been rumored to be looking for a goaltender, but as mentioned above it seems as if they have focused their sights on Sean Burke. If the Islanders are unable to trade for Palffy, look for them to acquire Geoff Sanderson or Miroslav Satan. They desparately need a talent to play with Alexei Yashin on the top line. I think one of the aforementioned players will be acquired before the trade deadline.
Sleekjet: You are incorrect, the most dysfunctional group is Glen Sather's $80 million dollar payroll Rangers...haha...I love it!