Frankly, it seems that the Islanders have been re-organizing their furniture. It's clear that the team as a whole can compete, but when the organization from top down is saying to stay pat, that must get in your head.
Now, fans of the team have been calling for a trade for a long time, the coming of Kieffer Bellows was much anticipated, and finding a way to move past the inclusion of Tom Kuhnhackl and Ross Jonhnston anywhere near the top six were all cited as ways to improve.
The trade has not come.
Kieffer Bellows is up.