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Isles priorities tomorrow

Created by: Hawkisles
Initial Creation Date: Jul 27, 2021
Published: Jul 27 at 4:47
Team: 2021-22 New York Islanders
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Priority 1: Sign a 2nd pairing left shooting defenseman.

Suter would fit the bill here, and while Dallas is the frontrunner for him, I feel like a team more in Cup contention could do something to entice Suter.

Priority 2: Acquire a Top Line Winger.

Isles have been connected to both Landeskog and Tarasenko. If the price is right, they can let Palmieri walk and take the rest of the offseason to offload Hickey and/or Komarov. If no such winger is available, we resign Palmieri and give either him or Wahlstrom a chance to be Barzal’s RW. This might not be the worst thing; that cap space could still be weaponiszed later this year at the TDL.

Priority 3: Avoid signing the next Ladd.

I’ve heard rumors that the Isles are linked to Saad. While Saad had some good years on other teams, he’s very beat up now and seems like a 40 point player. Problem is, he’ll want 50-60 point player money. The Isles HAVE to avoid Saad unless he’s willing to take on a 3rd line winger role and get paid like it. I’ll also say guys like Suter and Tarasenko have the potential to become awful contracts if Lou isn’t careful. We just lost a lot of assets to clear dead cap weight. Lou has to be careful to avoid falling back into that trap.

All in all, Lou has his work cut out for him. But given all he’s done to clear cap space, one has to assume he has a plan in mind.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Beauvillier, Anthony4$4,250,000
Pelech, Adam8$5,000,000
Sorokin, Ilya1$3,000,000
Golyshev, Anatoly2$1,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Cizikas, Casey4$2,500,000
Palmieri, Kyle4$4,000,000
Suter, Ryan3$3,000,000
Parise, Zach2$1,000,000
Buyouts
  • Rick DiPietro: $0
Buried
  • Thomas Hickey: $1,375,000 ($2,500,000)
  • Leo Komarov: $1,875,000 ($3,000,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2022
NYI
COL
NYI
NYI
NYI
2023
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
2024
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$79,296,688$1,365,854$1,357,500$2,203,312
Left WingCenterRight Wing
NYI
Lee, Anders
$7,000,000
LW, C
NTC
UFA - 5
NYI
Barzal, Mathew
$7,000,000
C
RFA - 2
NYI
Wahlstrom, Oliver
$894,167
C, RW
RFA - 2
NYI
Beauvillier, Anthony
$4,250,000
LW
UFA - 3
NYI
Nelson, Brock
$6,000,000
C, LW
NTC
UFA - 4
NYI
Bailey, Josh
$5,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 3
Parise, Zach
$1,000,000
LW
UFA
NYI
Pageau, Jean-Gabriel
$5,000,000
C
NTC
UFA - 5
NYI
Palmieri, Kyle
$4,000,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 4
NYI
Martin, Matt
$1,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
NYI
Cizikas, Casey
$2,500,000
C
UFA - 6
NYI
Clutterbuck, Cal
$3,500,000
RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
NYI
Pelech, Adam
$5,000,000
LD
UFA - 8
NYI
Pulock, Ryan
$5,000,000
RD
UFA - 1
NYI
Varlamov, Semyon
$5,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 2
Suter, Ryan
$3,000,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 4
NYI
Mayfield, Scott
$1,450,000
RD
UFA - 2
NYI
Sorokin, Ilya
$3,000,000
G
UFA - 3
NYI
Greene, Andy
$750,000
LD/RD
UFA - 1
NYI
Dobson, Noah
$894,167
RD
RFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
NYI
Salo, Robin
$842,500
LD
RFA - 1
NYI
Boychuk, Johnny
$6,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 1
NYI
Czarnik, Austin
$725,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
NYI
Pánik, Richard
$1,375,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2

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Jul 27 at 5:03
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Suter and palmieri are the next ladds. Suter wanting 4 years is outrageous, and with the amount of left shot 2nd pairing defenseman available, not interested in suter at all unless its at 1-2x1.5 or under.
Jul 27 at 5:07
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Quoting: Im_islesforthecup
Suter and palmieri are the next ladds. Suter wanting 4 years is outrageous, and with the amount of left shot 2nd pairing defenseman available, not interested in suter at all unless its at 1-2x1.5 or under.


I’d be fine with a 3 year deal, but I agree, Isles need to be careful about signing Suter. As for Palmieri, I’m also worried, he didn’t look good at all this regular season. But if the contract is short enough, I could live with it.

That said, I’d prefer we sign neither, get Landeskog and worry about filling the 2nd pairing slot later. It’ll be a long offseason, we’ll have time to find someone or decide which LD prospect should get the roster spot. Bolduc and Salo both look like NHL material.
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Jul 27 at 5:10
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Quoting: Hawkisles
I’d be fine with a 3 year deal, but I agree, Isles need to be careful about signing Suter. As for Palmieri, I’m also worried, he didn’t look good at all this regular season. But if the contract is short enough, I could live with it.

That said, I’d prefer we sign neither, get Landeskog and worry about filling the 2nd pairing slot later. It’ll be a long offseason, we’ll have time to find someone or decide which LD prospect should get the roster spot. Bolduc and Salo both look like NHL material.


Agreed 1-2 years max for those guys would be acceptable. But im not a fan of suter anyway. Hes a weak player whos getting older and has off ice concerns. Landy would be great. Id be so happy that a FA actually wants to come here lol.
 
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