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Step in the right direction

Created by: Isles777
Initial Creation Date: Apr 30, 2021
Published: Apr 30 at 3:44
Team: 2020-21 New York Islanders
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I thought the lines were better last night - komarov even played well , although I don’t think it’s sustainable to have success with him on the 1st line. . Switch komarov and palmieri and I’d be fine with these lines going into the playoffs.

Regarding the PP, it really makes too much sense to load up the 1st unit with decisive puck movers and shooters.

Dobson-barzal (right circle)-wahlstrom(left circle) - palmieri (slot) - Nelson (net front)

This gives the PP a ton of options. If they cheat towards wahlstrom and give barzal space, he can beat a goalie clean with his shot or find palmieri in the slot for a one timer. Dobson’s wrist shot is the best on the team which gives the option for a double screen with Nelson/palmieri
Buyouts
  • Rick DiPietro: $0
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2021
COL
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
2022
NYI
NYI
COL
NYI
NYI
NYI
2023
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
26$81,500,000$80,863,334$0$3,075,000$636,666
Left WingCenterRight Wing
NYI
Palmieri, Kyle
$2,325,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 1
NYI
Barzal, Mathew
$7,000,000
C
RFA - 3
NYI
Eberle, Jordan
$5,500,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 4
NYI
Beauvillier, Anthony
$2,100,000
LW
RFA - 1
NYI
Nelson, Brock
$6,000,000
C, LW
NTC
UFA - 5
NYI
Bailey, Josh
$5,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 4
NYI
Komarov, Leo
$3,000,000
RW, LW, C
NTC
UFA - 2
NYI
Pageau, Jean-Gabriel
$5,000,000
C
NTC
UFA - 6
NYI
Wahlstrom, Oliver
$894,167
C, RW
RFA - 3
NYI
Martin, Matt
$1,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 4
NYI
Cizikas, Casey
$3,350,000
C
UFA - 1
NYI
Clutterbuck, Cal
$3,500,000
RW
UFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
NYI
Pelech, Adam
$1,600,000
LD
RFA - 1
NYI
Pulock, Ryan
$5,000,000
RD
UFA - 2
NYI
Varlamov, Semyon
$5,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 3
NYI
Leddy, Nick
$5,500,000
LD
UFA - 2
NYI
Mayfield, Scott
$1,450,000
RD
UFA - 3
NYI
Sorokin, Ilya
$2,000,000
G
RFA - 1
NYI
Greene, Andy
$700,000
LD/RD
UFA - 1
NYI
Dobson, Noah
$894,167
RD
RFA - 2
NYI
Schneider, Cory
$700,000
G
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
NYI
Dal Colle, Michael
$700,000
LW
RFA - 1
NYI
Lee, Anders
$7,000,000
LW, C
NTC
UFA - 6
NYI
Coburn, Braydon
$1,700,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 1
NYI
Boychuk, Johnny
$6,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 2
NYI
Aho, Sebastian
$725,000
LD
RFA - 2
NYI
Johnston, Ross
$1,000,000
LW
UFA - 2
NYI
Zajac, Travis
$2,875,000
C
NTC
UFA - 1
Taxi Squad
NYI
Ladd, Andrew
$5,500,000 ($4,425,000)
LW
NTC
UFA - 3
NYI
Hickey, Thomas
$2,500,000 ($1,425,000)
LD
UFA - 2
NYI
Bellows, Kieffer
$894,166 ($0)
C, LW
RFA - 1
NYI
Czarnik, Austin
$725,000 ($0)
RW, LW
UFA - 2

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Apr 30 at 4:13
#1
Build a wall
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WhY iSnT lEo KoMaRoV oN tHe FiRsT lInE?!?!

Just wanted to trigger you and @AndrewLadd lol, couldn't help myself. I'm sorry.
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Apr 30 at 4:26
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Isles7
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Quoting: Saskleaf
WhY iSnT lEo KoMaRoV oN tHe FiRsT lInE?!?!

Just wanted to trigger you and AndrewLadd lol, couldn't help myself. I'm sorry.


The lines have been so bad lately that I was actually content with komarov on the 1st line. A lot better than 1st line zajac
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Apr 30 at 4:27
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Quoting: Isles777
The lines have been so bad lately that I was actually content with komarov on the 1st line. A lot better than 1st line zajac


I don't follow the isles very closely, but Palmieri on line one makes a lot of sense.
Apr 30 at 4:33
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Isles7
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Quoting: Saskleaf
I don't follow the isles very closely, but Palmieri on line one makes a lot of sense.


Yeah lol especially when you give up a 1st for him. Palmieri needs someone who can create space and get him the puck
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Apr 30 at 5:45
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If First Line Leo is what we need for the team to play well, I'm for it at this point. Butch said after his goal last night that as strange as it is, he's the only guy outside of Lee that seems to work on that line. Zajac and Bailey are not the answer and they refuse to use Bellows up there, so unless they do something wildly out of character and put Beau or Palmieri up there, then I guess its Leo or bust.

For what it's worth, that line's underlying numbers are pretty great. Obviously its Barzal and Eberle driving the bus, but Leo has shown he can get involved from time to time. I just say roll with it and hope they can keep building on their chemistry. It's not ideal, but it might be our best option at this point
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Apr 30 at 5:57
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Quoting: ForsbergForVezina
If First Line Leo is what we need for the team to play well, I'm for it at this point. Butch said after his goal last night that as strange as it is, he's the only guy outside of Lee that seems to work on that line. Zajac and Bailey are not the answer and they refuse to use Bellows up there, so unless they do something wildly out of character and put Beau or Palmieri up there, then I guess its Leo or bust.

For what it's worth, that line's underlying numbers are pretty great. Obviously its Barzal and Eberle driving the bus, but Leo has shown he can get involved from time to time. I just say roll with it and hope they can keep building on their chemistry. It's not ideal, but it might be our best option at this point


I know the underlying numbers are good on that line, but komarov needs to consistently produce to play on that line IMO. When I saw the lines yesterday I was fine with komarov on the 1st line, he’s a much better option than bailey/zajac.

Palmieri should not be an out of character move lol - they gave up a 1st for the guy and palmieri is a solid defensive play driver.
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Apr 30 at 6:14
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Quoting: Isles777
I know the underlying numbers are good on that line, but komarov needs to consistently produce to play on that line IMO. When I saw the lines yesterday I was fine with komarov on the 1st line, he’s a much better option than bailey/zajac.

Palmieri should not be an out of character move lol - they gave up a 1st for the guy and palmieri is a solid defensive play driver.


"Out of character" in the sense that they haven't done it yet, despite it seeming like a fairly common sense move to make lol
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Apr 30 at 6:33
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Quoting: ForsbergForVezina
"Out of character" in the sense that they haven't done it yet, despite it seeming like a fairly common sense move to make lol


100% I agree. It’s kind of weird that they refuse to do it, meanwhile they put zajac up there when he’s not even good defensively lol
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