Thread: Proposal: Nino Niederreiter Offers
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01-22-2013, 11:45 PM
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Benedict Kovalchuk
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You are kidding, right? The Islanders get murdered in that deal.
Well, I did said I was apprehensive in trading away both of Nino and Nelson. Swap one of them with someone like else I suppose. Yeah, they are older players on two-year contracts, but the Islanders are just dying for a trade to get some quality veteran players. We can't sign quality vets (other than Streit), so we're forced to sign vets like Reasoner and Boyes. Garbage that we knew was garbage when we were signing them, and it's garbage that hold the whole team back. What can a rookie learn from them? Nothing.

Maybe the contracts are not exactly ideal, but IMO this is the direction the Islanders need to be pushing towards. It'd also sent a message that we aren't some bargain-basement team cruising for a lottery pick anymore...and thus have a hell of an easier time signing UFAs. It'd give other teams more respect for the Islanders, and it'd be a huge confidence boost for a young team who has thus far had to go it alone again and again and again...

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