Tag Archives: free agency

30 Thoughts: BD on the NY Islanders

  Elliotte Friedman has been a must-read and must-follow for all hockey fans for years. His “30 Thoughts” blogs on Sportsnet, and his work as a hockey insider and reporter for their national NHL coverage and Hockey Night in Canada is a gold-standard. With the Islanders in a bit of free-fall, a fair amount of fan panic, disappointment, and a thick ... Read More »

Could The NY Islanders Go Shopping In Free Agency Market?

  History hasn’t been good for the Islanders when depending on free agency for help. They have had very mixed results through the years due to fact that someone else in the NHL is always willing to overpay for aging and declining players. Let us revisit that last wordage: Aging and declining players. That is the truth of free agency ... Read More »

Could The Isles Be Adding a Vet D Sooner Than Later?

The UFA market is far from fantastic. However, the cap bubble has burst – and will remain so for the next few years. This has caused teams to plan for the future and not be as generous with fringe players in the free market. Nobody is really willing to pay for these players beyond one year, if at all… preferring ... Read More »

Summer Observation – Something to Consider

Washington Capitals lose Green, Ward and Fehr. They sign Justin Williams and trade for Oshie. Now they might need to let Johansson walk as they face a likely big arbitration number for their goalie. This is because the Capitals face salary cap issues. They might trade for Bozak, who is a lot less of a player than Johannson.   Yet ... Read More »