The New York Islanders are back to struggling. Four straight losses have dug Long Island's hockey team into a deeper hole with less than two weeks before the NHL takes off for the Olympic Break. With the trade deadline approaching only two weeks after, New York has to determine if they are buyers or sellers.Bouchard has been in AHL since December 10.Unfortunately, Isles fans, this team looks as if its approaching "seller" status.If the Islanders keep this up, expiring contracts will probably be moved for other assets. Andrew MacDonald could be used as a defenseman and cap relief on a contending team; Evgeni Nabokov could shore up a playoff team's goaltending situation; Thomas Vanek (if he can't be re-signed) will have to be moved for what the Islanders lost in October, plus;...

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