The excellent Stu Hackel with a piece for the Hockey News on the NY Islanders unique deal with Barclays. In this is why, as I have said for months, that the business end/Barclays has NO say in the Hockey Operations nor will it have any effect or pressure on the team. Isles get guaranteed revenue.
THN has an excellent & 100% correct piece that busts the ongoing myth that getting John Tavares “an elite winger” will turn him into a 100 point per season beast. Why? Welcome to parity in the NHL. Thus, per THN: “That’s why we need new expectations for what it means to be elite.” This and just plain common sense obliterate old arguments based on a different NHL than what we are seeing.
If you are looking for the definition of cap mismanagement, please take a look at this….
27% of the Flyers cap space next season is tied up between Umberger, Lecavalier, MacDonald and L. Schenn and Nick Schultz. My gordness.
— Ian McLaren (@iancmclaren) July 19, 2015