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Could The Isles Be Adding a Vet D Sooner Than Later?

The UFA market is far from fantastic. However, the cap bubble has burst – and will remain so for the next few years. This has caused teams to plan for the future and not be as generous with fringe players in the free market. Nobody is really willing to pay for these players beyond one year, if at all… preferring ... Read More »

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 »

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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