Tag Archives: UFA

ISLESBEAT PRESENTS – NHL Trade Primer

  The NHL is not a computer game. Many team hockey operations lament that fans tend to have an unrealistic sense of how things work thanks to hockey games like EA Sports NHL Hockey. 1. Here’s a tip that you need to ALWAYS remember: All GM’s want to make their teams better.  2. Salary present and future matters big time. ... Read More »

Could The NY Islanders Go Shopping In Free Agency Market?

  History hasn’t been good for the Islanders when depending on free agency for help. They have had very mixed results through the years due to fact that someone else in the NHL is always willing to overpay for aging and declining players. Let us revisit that last wordage: Aging and declining players. That is the truth of free agency ... Read More »

IslesBeat Guide for the Thinking Fan: How player metrics and salary determine offseason consideration for the Isles defense

Part 2: The Islanders Defensemen   In part 1 we used War-on-Ice metrics to capture a summary/overall view of forwards total contribution to their team in their Goals Against Replacement (GAR). If you missed that piece, click here.  GAR uses key quantitative metrics including, face-offs, penalties drawn/taken, shot metrics in variable game situations to calculate how many goals a player’s efforts ... Read More »

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 »

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