Funny how guys like him and Nabokov overreact then re-sign
Well for the sake of argument Nabakov had a different reaction, he just felt no use coming to play for a team with so little games left in the season that has no chance of making the playoffs. He didn't seem to kick and fight after the fact and was pretty open to coming here(even at his reduced salary that the Islanders tolled him for)
So the guy who was forced into play in Long Island hasn't had a change of heart?
I don't think you read what I said. Lubo and his agent thought they had some form of a NTC clause in place, but then he got traded. It wasn't so much the destination he disputed but rather the fact that he got traded in the first place. Same thing would have happened if he got traded to say the Penguins.
I don't see how this is an overpayment. His cap will be less next season than this season.
Let's face it for the Islanders cap hit is not the issue. All that being said thinking about it for 10 minutes, chances are somebody would have given him roughly the same if we didn't sign him so 4.75M isn't that bad
Even if it is a slight overpayment, the Isles made a commitment and that in itself is a step forward. He's a good veteran and he'll be a positive influence on the room. Some teams have to overpay a bit. Good signing all the way around though.