It’s official; the 2016 NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone, and the New York Islanders accomplished…well that’s the big question, isn’t it?

By Jeff Clutterbuck

There was a tremendous amount of intrigue surrounding New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow heading into Monday afternoon, particularly with what was going to happen with impending UFA Kyle Okposo, and whether or not Snow would make any attempts to bolster the franchise for a playoff run.

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Those big issues were addressed on Monday, although probably not to the degree that Islanders nation was hoping for.

Here are four reactions to Monday’s events that should provide hope, and give cause for concern as we approach the final stretch of the regular season for the Islanders.

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Jeff Clutterbuck resides just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but has inherited a passionate fandom for the New York Yankees and New York Islanders from the Long Island-based side of the family. Jeff has been a long time member of the music review site The Daily Vault, but recently decided to experiment with sports writing, and express all of the frustrations and joy of being a New York sports fan!