Compelling offseason for Islanders?
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04-11-2013, 10:37 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
There definitely are some interesting things go on with Islanders.
D: Reink Streit to at max a 3 year deal. They've got 3 good prospects on D in Reinhart, Donovan and De Haan that should all get some games next season but not necessarily start the season with team. Streit, Vis, MacDonald, Hamonic will be their big 4.
G: Reink Nabokov. The other # 1 need for this team is to find another goalie that is at least capable of being a platoon goalie. Khudobin, Theodore and Emery would all fit the bill.
F: Reink Boyes for cheap and add in another vet to slowly break in the youngsters. Strome will break in with the big club but might also benefit from some time in the AHL.
Look for salary dump deals with players on short term contracts or veterans on short term deals in free agency.
The Islanders should essentially be looking to add a goalie and 2nd line/# 4 calibar dmen on short term deals to give the team lots of depth to be patient with prospects and lots of trade assets as the season progresses (like how Dallas added Jagr for only cap space knowing they'd probably end up trading him before the deadline).
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