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Could Brock Nelson be headed out of Long Island? Trade rumors swirl as contract talks loom.

For New York Islanders fans, this offseason could be particularly nerve-wracking. Star forward Brock Nelson, instrumental to their offensive success, enters the final year of his contract on July 1st.

While the Islanders would undoubtedly love to retain his goal-scoring prowess, negotiations with GM Lou Lamoriello are likely to be complex.

Is Nelson’s Time with the Islanders Nearing an End?

Nelson’s pending unrestricted free agency in 2025 makes him incredibly attractive to contending teams seeking a boost to their top-six forward group next season. Lamoriello, ever the shrewd businessman, knows that a player of Nelson’s caliber commands significant value, even as a potential one-season rental.

Should an agreeable extension fail to materialize as the offseason progresses, the Isles may be forced to consider moving Nelson to maximize their return before losing him for nothing. This scenario puts Nelson on the radar of teams across the NHL that are hungry for offensive depth.

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