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10-23-2012, 11:13 AM
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Horton's a ufa in July 2013. He has zero ties or loyalty to the NYI. There is no reason, he would pass up a chance at testing the ufa market.
and what do Wang/Snow offer Horton, with his concussion issues?
hortons health question makes him a possibility for the islanders. will they get any other quality player to agree to a deal with them now? horton might be very afraid to let it get to ufa without a contract.
and even if he doesnt sign... vishnovsky was an ufa too. so its one year of a dman for one year of a big forward.
as for Ference... I think hed be fine signing a retirement contract with a team like the islanders. He isnt going to break the bank. Islanders have tons of talented kids but they all fail without leadership to build around.
Visnovsky doesnt really scream leadership or winning experience. Horton/Ference have just won a cup. Horton is young enough that he could be part of the Islanders for the next decade if they kept resigning him.
As for what Wang/Snow offer Horton.. I would suggest a short term deal for health reasons at a raise cause Islanders are down at the bottom of the cap for the near future anyhow.
It doesnt hurt them to throw money at what would be their best player along with Tavares on a short term deal and hope the health works out
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