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Pelech Out - Sadness In

Created by: MoreOfAnIslesGuy
Initial Creation Date: Jan 3, 2020
Published: Jan 3 at 8:38 pm
Team: 2019-20 New York Islanders
Team Explanation
What do we do? Pelech is one of the more underrated defensemen in the NHL - pure top 4, arguably top 2 shut-down defense that is unparalleled across the league. One of the best (and admittedly most underpaid) players to play on this team is gone for the rest of the season with an achilles. Our defense is still good; but i've seen comparisons drawn to when De Haan went down with an injury a few seasons ago and the season was practically over. In my opinion, Pelech is better. We have more competent coaching and most solid replacements now but I'm still worried about this. Should be play Dobson on the top or should we instead get Leddy up there, or maybe Toews and play Sebastian Aho?
Buyouts
  • Rick DiPietro: $0
Buried
  • Andrew Ladd: $4,425,000 ($5,500,000)
  • Thomas Hickey: $1,425,000 ($2,500,000)
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2020
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
2021
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
2022
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$81,500,000$74,789,166$0$1,220,000$6,710,834
Left WingCenterRight Wing
NYI
Lee, Anders
$7,000,000
LW, C
NTC
UFA - 7
NYI
Barzal, Mathew
$863,333
C
RFA - 1
NYI
Kühnhackl, Tom
$850,000
RW
UFA - 1
NYI
Beauvillier, Anthony
$2,100,000
LW
RFA - 2
NYI
Nelson, Brock
$6,000,000
C, LW
NTC
UFA - 6
NYI
Brassard, Derick
$1,200,000
C
UFA - 1
NYI
Johnston, Ross
$1,000,000
LW
UFA - 3
NYI
Bailey, Josh
$5,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 5
NYI
Eberle, Jordan
$5,500,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 5
NYI
Martin, Matt
$2,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
NYI
Cizikas, Casey
$3,350,000
C
UFA - 2
NYI
Komarov, Leo
$3,000,000
RW, LW, C
NTC
UFA - 3
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
NYI
Pulock, Ryan
$2,000,000
RD
RFA - 1
NYI
Dobson, Noah
$894,167
RD
RFA - 3
NYI
Varlamov, Semyon
$5,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 4
NYI
Leddy, Nick
$5,500,000
LD
UFA - 3
NYI
Boychuk, Johnny
$6,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 3
NYI
Greiss, Thomas
$3,333,333
G
UFA - 1
NYI
Toews, Devon
$700,000
LD
RFA - 1
NYI
Mayfield, Scott
$1,450,000
RD
UFA - 4
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
NYI
Aho, Sebastian
$770,000
D
RFA - 1
NYI
Vande Sompel, Mitch
$728,333
D
RFA - 1
NYI
Pelech, Adam
$1,600,000
LD
RFA - 2
NYI
Dal Colle, Michael
$700,000
LW
RFA - 2
NYI
Clutterbuck, Cal
$3,500,000
RW
UFA - 3

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Jan 3 at 8:38
#1
Isles for life
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 334
Likes: 111
What do we do? Pelech is one of the more underrated defensemen in the NHL - pure top 4, arguably top 2 shut-down defense that is unparalleled across the league. One of the best (and admittedly most underpaid) players to play on this team is gone for the rest of the season with an achilles. Our defense is still good; but i've seen comparisons drawn to when De Haan went down with an injury a few seasons ago and the season was practically over. In my opinion, Pelech is better. We have more competent coaching and most solid replacements now but I'm still worried about this. Should be play Dobson on the top or should we instead get Leddy up there, or maybe Toews and play Sebastian Aho?
Jan 3 at 8:43
#2
Hawks and Isles Fan
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 1,730
Likes: 614
Someone suggested to me earlier:

Leddy-Pulock
Toews-Mayfield
Dobson/Aho-Boychuk

Not sure how they're gonna handle Aho and Dobson. Personally, I'd like to keep Leddy and Boychuk together, pair one of the rookies with Mayfield and play them in sheltered minutes and then put Toews on the top pair with Pulock. N
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Jan 3 at 9:00
#3
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Likes: 240
Time to give Dobson consistent shifts. He’s looked great in every game he’s played. Call up Aho as our new 7th defenseman.
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Jan 3 at 9:06
#4
Thread Starter
Isles for life
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 334
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Quoting: ForsbergForVezina
Someone suggested to me earlier:

Leddy-Pulock
Toews-Mayfield
Dobson/Aho-Boychuk

Not sure how they're gonna handle Aho and Dobson. Personally, I'd like to keep Leddy and Boychuk together, pair one of the rookies with Mayfield and play them in sheltered minutes and then put Toews on the top pair with Pulock. N


I'm a big fan of the Leddy-Boychuk line and don't think they play the same separately.
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Jan 3 at 9:28
#5
Isles777
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 2,987
Likes: 1,042
Quoting: Hawkisles
Time to give Dobson consistent shifts. He’s looked great in every game he’s played. Call up Aho as our new 7th defenseman.


This.
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Jan 3 at 9:44
#6
Hawks and Isles Fan
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 1,730
Likes: 614
Quoting: Hawkisles
Time to give Dobson consistent shifts. He’s looked great in every game he’s played. Call up Aho as our new 7th defenseman.


If Aho is just going to sit, I'd rather send him back and bring up Hickey. I know we'd lose the cap relief but they've got the space
Jan 3 at 10:22
#7
Isles777
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 2,987
Likes: 1,042
Quoting: ForsbergForVezina
If Aho is just going to sit, I'd rather send him back and bring up Hickey. I know we'd lose the cap relief but they've got the space


Hickey is hurt and no timetable for his return
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Jan 3 at 10:54
#8
Hawks and Isles Fan
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 1,730
Likes: 614
Quoting: Isles777
Hickey is hurt and no timetable for his return


Well that’s not gonna work....
Jan 8 at 10:20
#9
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 2,249
Likes: 453
What about Andy Greene, LHD from Jersey?
He's a ufa and Lou would probably love him! Gives him probably his last chance of a good run. He'd might waive his ntc to come to the island.
When trying to gauge his value I looked at Lovejoy to Dallas last year which brought back a third and Connor Carrick (5th Rd pick).
How about 3rd in '20 & Bobo Carpenter (no idea how he's playing so adjust as necessary)
Jan 9 at 4:11
#10
Thread Starter
Isles for life
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 334
Likes: 111
Quoting: Smitty426
What about Andy Greene, LHD from Jersey?
He's a ufa and Lou would probably love him! Gives him probably his last chance of a good run. He'd might waive his ntc to come to the island.
When trying to gauge his value I looked at Lovejoy to Dallas last year which brought back a third and Connor Carrick (5th Rd pick).
How about 3rd in '20 & Bobo Carpenter (no idea how he's playing so adjust as necessary)


I love this!

From a NJ perspective. We don't need him at all (we have similar players already in our system)
Jan 9 at 7:22
#11
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Likes: 453
Edited Jan 9 at 7:47
Quoting: MoreOfAnIslesGuy
I love this!

From a NJ perspective. We don't need him at all (we have similar players already in our system)


I had heard in the Isles game the other night that you lost a lhd for the season and thought it would help.
But do you have those players for your PO run?
I'm not touting him as some #1 D but he would help your team, NVM
Jan 9 at 2:04
#12
Thread Starter
Isles for life
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 334
Likes: 111
Quoting: Smitty426
I had heard in the Isles game the other night that you lost a lhd for the season and thought it would help.
But do you have those players for your PO run?
I'm not touting him as some #1 D but he would help your team, NVM


Dobson and Aho are the main ones that come to mind (Pelech should also be back for the playoffs with any luck). But if he isnt, I'm sure Dobson, Aho or maybe even Hickey could play a good game or 2.
Jan 9 at 8:58
#13
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Quoting: MoreOfAnIslesGuy
Dobson and Aho are the main ones that come to mind (Pelech should also be back for the playoffs with any luck). But if he isnt, I'm sure Dobson, Aho or maybe even Hickey could play a good game or 2.


Sounds good!
 
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