The St. Louis Blues Tarasenko deal might just be another nail in the 5-6 million dollar fan fantasy contract for Kyle Okposo (who will also see a new contract in the 7 million per year range). However, Puck Daddy has a good piece on why Tarasenko’s contract is a bargain.
Why aren’t NHL stars scoring as much? Parity. Take a good look at the final chart on this deep piece on how scoring for stars and output has changed due to parity across the league.
Sportsnet.ca also has a Q&A with John Tavares with some questions about Brooklyn.
A good piece on the Soundtigers site about Stephon Williams. He is a goalie to keep an eye on developmentally because I’m told he’s NHL starter potential.
If you missed our latest IslesBeat Podcast: Here is Episode 4 where we talk about Free Agency frustration and much more. If you want the ITunes link, here it is.
We will skip the pieces on how all these kids want to be on the club next season, etc etc. Because quite frankly: they will get here when they get here. Even Pulock’s spot is not assured. That will depend on next camp competition. But let’s do hear from the kids themselves at mini camp during the press scrums, courtesy the NY Islanders site….
Michael Dal Colle
Ryan Pulock Interview
Josh Ho Sang