Compelling offseason for Islanders?
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04-10-2013, 04:28 PM
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I probably wouldn't have expected the New York Islanders to have one of the more interesting upcoming offseasons in the NHL at the beginning of the season, but it's sure ramping up to be a good one.
The team is in the playoffs for the first time since Ted Nolan was behind the bench, and the team finally has some key pieces in place to build around. That being said, they are still very much a low-salary organization that relies on a lot of cheap 1-way contracts and scrap from other teams to ice a complete lineup.
That being said, it looks like they'll have quite the choice of players this offseason. Lots of teams will be looking to dump salary or bad contracts in their underperforming players, or buying out those same players, only to be had cheaply elsewhere (think: Booth, Ballard, Pronger, Bryzgalov, Connolly, Grabovski, Richards, Olesz, Montador, etc).
What would your gameplan be if you were the Islanders this offseason?
What players would you see as a fit on your team, especially taking into account that many of your own players may be leaving for more salary
Tavares in the first yr of a 6 yr deal.
Okposo in the second yr of a 5 yr deal.
Grabner in the second yr of a 5 yr deal.
Nielsen in the first yr of a 4 yr deal.
Moulson in the second yr of a 3 yr deal.
Vis is signed to a 2 yr extension, that starts in 2013-2014.
The NY Times reported that Wang stands to make an extra $35m a season, on Barclay's 100 luxury suites and premium seats.I don't know why you'd think, the isles will lose their key players.
Newsday says to expect a possible influx of top prospects starting next season with Strome/Lee/Nino/Nelson expected to compete for spots.
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