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The Kyle Okposo Conundrum

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 ... Read More »

Summer Observation – Something to Consider

Washington Capitals lose Green, Ward and Fehr. They sign Justin Williams and trade for Oshie. Now they might need to let Johansson walk as they face a likely big arbitration number for their goalie. This is because the Capitals face salary cap issues. They might trade for Bozak, who is a lot less of a player than Johannson.   Yet ... Read More »

Cantiague Park Deal Could Become A Political Quagmire

Newsday editorial today questions Ed Mangano & Charles Wang’s deal at Cantiague Park. Gist? Could violate New York State rules. Basically, Newsday cites New York State has strict rules on dedicated parkland used for private purposes. Newsday questions that this deal could be violation of those rules. The more each item becomes another complaint and hodge podge political issue, the ... Read More »

IslesBeat’s Good Reads – Blue and White Edition

The St. Louis Blues Tarasenko deal might just be another nail in the 5-6 million dollar fan fantasy contract for Kyle Okposo (who will also see a new contract in the 7 million per year range). However, Puck Daddy has a good piece on why Tarasenko’s contract is a bargain.  Why aren’t NHL stars scoring as much? Parity. Take a ... Read More »

IslesBeat’s Good Reads – NHL Draft Day Edition

Not up on your NHL blogs? Here are the best we have seen. Need to know where the NY Islanders stand with the cap and contracts? Keep in mind that BD reports Isles should end up between 65-67 million. BD’s pick: NHL Numbers Jon’s pick: General Fanager The NY Islanders put together their own draft central for info.   Besides ... Read More »

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