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Created by: Islesforthecup
Initial Creation Date: Jul. 25, 2022
Published: Jul. 25, 2022
Team: 2022-23 New York Islanders
Legend
Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
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McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
With gaudreau/tkachuk now off the table it doesnt seem like there are any more elite Ws to grab for this season. That said we desperately need exactly that and i really really dont want kadri for anything more than 4×6 (which he will get just hopefully not from us). However there is another top ufa that just might be able to help. This is certainly not an ideal situation but with an aging roster wasting a season looking for that winger isnt a viable option imo.
It might not be a 1 for 1 dont get hung up on value unless you think theres a big difference between them.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Romanov, Alexander2$2,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Klingberg, John6$6,500,000
Trades
1.
NYI
    ARI
    1. Bellows, Kieffer [RFA Rights]
    2. Bailey, Josh
    3. Pánik, Richard
    2.
    NYI
    1. Connor, Kyle
    WPG
    1. Dobson, Noah [RFA Rights]
    Buyouts
    • Rick DiPietro: $0
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2023
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    2024
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    2025
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    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
    22$82,500,000$82,457,820$245,796$1,287,500$42,180
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
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    Connor, Kyle
    $7,142,857
    LW
    UFA - 4
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    Barzal, Mathew
    $7,000,000
    C
    UFA - 1
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    Wahlstrom, Oliver
    $894,167
    RW, C
    RFA - 1
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    Lee, Anders
    $7,000,000
    LW, C
    NTC
    UFA - 4
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    Nelson, Brock
    $6,000,000
    C, LW
    NTC
    UFA - 3
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    Beauvillier, Anthony
    $4,150,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 2
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    Parise, Zach
    $750,000
    LW
    UFA - 1
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    Pageau, Jean-Gabriel
    $5,000,000
    C
    NTC
    UFA - 4
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    Palmieri, Kyle
    $5,000,000
    RW, LW
    NTC
    UFA - 3
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    Martin, Matt
    $1,500,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 2
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    Cizikas, Casey
    $2,500,000
    C
    UFA - 5
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    Clutterbuck, Cal
    $1,750,000
    RW
    UFA - 2
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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    Pelech, Adam
    $5,750,000
    LD
    NTC
    UFA - 7
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    Pulock, Ryan
    $6,150,000
    RD
    NTC
    UFA - 8
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    Sorokin, Ilya
    $4,000,000
    G
    UFA - 2
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    Romanov, Alexander
    $2,000,000
    LD/RD
    RFA - 3
    Klingberg, John
    $6,500,000
    RD
    NTC
    UFA - 1
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    Varlamov, Semyon
    $5,000,000
    G
    NTC
    UFA - 1
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    Salo, Robin
    $800,000
    LD
    RFA - 2
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    Mayfield, Scott
    $1,450,000
    RD
    UFA - 1
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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    Johnston, Ross
    $1,100,000
    LW
    UFA - 4
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    Hutton, Grant
    $775,000
    RD
    UFA - 3

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    Jul. 25 at 8:52 a.m.
    #1
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    Lmfao Kyle Connor is one of the leagues best goal scorers, signed on a good contract for awhile and just scored 47 goals last year. And you think you can get him for a defender who has 1 good year to his name?
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    Jul. 25 at 9:10 a.m.
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    Islanders need to stay the course, and here is why:

    1. Sorokin IS the goalie and he is young enough to be just that for close to the next decade.

    2. The blueine. The top 4 of Pelech, Pullock, Romanov and Dobson are fantastic, and all under 30. Fair to say that those 4 are the defensive core for the next 6 seasons.... which in the meantime, others are likely to comes along (Aho, Bolduc?)

    The Islanders ate built from the net out. I agree, outside of Barzal, Wahlstrom and Beauvillier foward core is very long in the tooth, but I think they need to pick there spots here. The contracts ate not great, in fact difficult to move. So using draft capital to fill out the forward lines is perhaps the best direction.

    All I can say is this team reminds me of the Devil prior to the cup runs. Goaltending set. Blueline set. Some smart drafting and the Holik and Arnott deals, and they took off.
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    Jul. 25 at 9:13 a.m.
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    Islanders shouldn’t be rushing to make any big changes like this. Jets decline the deal anyways, would take much more than what NYI would want to pay to get Connor.
    Jul. 25 at 9:16 a.m.
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    Quoting: swinny
    Islanders need to stay the course, and here is why:

    1. Sorokin IS the goalie and he is young enough to be just that for close to the next decade.

    2. The blueine. The top 4 of Pelech, Pullock, Romanov and Dobson are fantastic, and all under 30. Fair to say that those 4 are the defensive core for the next 6 seasons.... which in the meantime, others are likely to comes along (Aho, Bolduc?)

    The Islanders ate built from the net out. I agree, outside of Barzal, Wahlstrom and Beauvillier foward core is very long in the tooth, but I think they need to pick there spots here. The contracts ate not great, in fact difficult to move. So using draft capital to fill out the forward lines is perhaps the best direction.

    All I can say is this team reminds me of the Devil prior to the cup runs. Goaltending set. Blueline set. Some smart drafting and the Holik and Arnott deals, and they took off.


    They need to compete now before everyone gets too old. Outside of raty theres nobody in the system that projects as anything more than a 3rd liner. Waiting for draft picks to hit means even if we nail the 23 1st rounder youre still talking about 4 years minimum until they become a solid contributor. By that time the F core will be ancient, pulock and pelech will be hitting 30 and the roster will be in shambles.
    Jul. 25 at 9:16 a.m.
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    Personally I wouldn’t trade Dobson. He’s too important to their blue line and it would be impossible to replace him. Like Connor would give Barzal an elite winger, but it doesn’t help that much if it comes at the expense of their best puck moving defenseman. It’s also worth mentioning Klingberg has entered a steep decline in play over the past few years.
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