Ryan Kesler, a very good but not elite player, just got a 6-year extension from the Ducks that averages 6.875 million per year. Kesler hasn’t scored over 70 points since the 2010-2011 season.
Maybe they are apples to oranges, but the writing is on the wall that the Isles have a lot of thinking on tap because KO might be looking north of 7 million per year.
There is a big decision coming up for the Islanders in regard to Kyle Okposo…. who was well on his way to over 70pts last season before being injured.
This decision for the Islanders is really a series of questions that will await an answer as it goes around and around….
THE KYLE OKPOSO CONUNDRUM
1. Is Kyle Okposo worth 7+mil for 6-7 yrs in terms of absolute value and in terms of the Islanders impending salary/cap situation?
2. If no, which team will think KO is, AND of those… who will have space for him?
3. OF the teams who have space, IF they value him: will they give the Isles a player rather than just picks/prospects?
4. Will that return be worth it?
5. Back to #1
Have fun playing. I believe this will keep going in circles until someone is willing to provide a return in a key player. Until then… don’t get dizzy.