Wanna blog? Start your own hockey blog with My HockeyBuzz. Register for free today!
 
Forums :: New York Islanders :: Will the Islanders make the playoffs?
Author Message
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 22 @ 8:53 AM ET
Pretty sure there's a market for Carlson. You think he'll get $8m? Asking for a friend.
- Isleshockeyman

I would be very surprised if Carlson takes a deal for under $8M AAV. I'd be shocked if it were under $7.5M.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 22 @ 8:56 AM ET
I saw somewhere last night, I think the Athletic maybe(?), that the Isles may have called CAR on Skinner. I doubt it's a serious thing, but that would be interesting. He'd look real nice playing to the left of Barzal and Eberle.

Still would rather snag a defenseman though.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jun 22 @ 8:57 AM ET
I saw somewhere last night, I think the Athletic maybe(?), that the Isles may have called CAR on Skinner. I doubt it's a serious thing, but that would be interesting. He'd look real nice playing to the left of Barzal and Eberle.

Still would rather snag a defenseman though.

- eichiefs9


Yep! I think goalie and D need to be the focus. Really not a huge need for Skinner.
jimmc7722
New York Islanders
Location: TAVARES IS A LIVING LEGEND!!!, ON
Joined: 02.06.2008

Jun 22 @ 8:57 AM ET
I would be very surprised if Carlson takes a deal for under $8M AAV. I'd be shocked if it were under $7.5M.
- eichiefs9



Too rich for Isles... he had a career year. Could be a trap....
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Jun 22 @ 8:58 AM ET
Yeah he would be more or less saying "do not give me money".

I'm hoping for more of a "sure thing" in net then Grabauer or Lehner. Not sure if there's anyone out there available that fits that description but that's what I'm looking for. Trotz knows Grabauer and what he's capable of so if we pick him up I'm assuming it's with his reccomendation.

- Cptmjl


I agree, but like you said, not sure how many proven goalies are available. For a while it seemed like there were more good goalies available than teams that needed them. But I'm not sure that's the case anymore...there's not much on the FA market (someone like Kari Lehtonen doesn't really do much for me). And even by trade it doesn't sound like there's too much out there.

I think it'll be Grubauer. It kind of feels like the Trotz situation where so many people have talked about it making sense that it just seems like it's going to happen. And you're right...if it does happen, it'll probably be done with Trotz's input and blessing, so they should know exactly what they're getting.
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Jun 22 @ 8:58 AM ET
I would be very surprised if Carlson takes a deal for under $8M AAV. I'd be shocked if it were under $7.5M.
- eichiefs9

Interesting. Only asking because I have no idea what pretty much everybody should get. I haven't had time to even remotely keep up with it. Hell, I haven't even seen my wife this week. lol
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 22 @ 9:00 AM ET
Too rich for Isles... he had a career year. Could be a trap....
- jimmc7722

I think, pretty much annually, just about all of the top free agents are traps. You're paying for what they've done and they are usually in their late 20's by the time they get to UFA. UFA is great for finding depth value but you can't build a team through it.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 22 @ 9:00 AM ET
Need 2 defence and a goalie for sure….



Carlson will cost 6 mill ++++

Might have to move some dead weight on forward.... get the young cheap guys in.

- jimmc7722

If you get Carlson for anywhere near 6 you've done well. He will be paid.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 22 @ 9:02 AM ET
Interesting. Only asking because I have no idea what pretty much everybody should get. I haven't had time to even remotely keep up with it. Hell, I haven't even seen my wife this week. lol
- Isleshockeyman

Aside from the fact that he had a career year and won the Cup, this year's free agent class is weaaaaaaaaaak. He's head-and-shoulders above all the other defenseman available.

Some idiot is going to back up a dump-truck full of money for him and severely regret it in 3 years.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 22 @ 9:03 AM ET
Aside from the fact that he had a career year and won the Cup, this year's free agent class is weaaaaaaaaaak. He's head-and-shoulders above all the other defenseman available.

Some idiot is going to back up a dump-truck full of money for him and severely regret it in 3 years.

- eichiefs9

Hopefully it's us
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 22 @ 9:05 AM ET
I know Snow is gone and this was his MO -- but if EDM doesn't re-sign Joey LaLeggia...I'd sign the kid for dirt cheap and give him a two-way deal. I don't have a clue how he plays in his own end, but his offensive production in the AHL has gone up every year since he left college. He's a little dude but I could see him potentially being a nice find. Worst case, he's AHL talent for hopefully-revitalized Bridgeport.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 22 @ 9:07 AM ET
I know Snow is gone and this was his MO -- but if EDM doesn't re-sign Joey LaLeggia...I'd sign the kid for dirt cheap and give him a two-way deal. I don't have a clue how he plays in his own end, but his offensive production in the AHL has gone up every year since he left college. He's a little dude but I could see him potentially being a nice find. Worst case, he's AHL talent for hopefully-revitalized Bridgeport.
- eichiefs9

Has Thompson been fired yet? I have been looking forward to that news.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 22 @ 9:20 AM ET
Has Thompson been fired yet? I have been looking forward to that news.
- Cptmjl

Not yet. I assume Lou's priority is fixing the big league roster first and then worrying about Bridgeport second.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 22 @ 9:20 AM ET
Elliotte Friedman on Toronto’s Sportsnet 590, on John Tavares:

“I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s maybe some clarity on the weekend of are they listening to pitches,” indicated Friedman. “If we get to that point with no news, it’s going to be crazy around him. If I remember correctly, I think this is the weekend of his bachelor party, because he’s getting married this summer, and I wouldn’t be surprised if his representatives – and that’s Pat Brisson – comes out at some point with an idea of, ‘This is what John Tavares is going to do.’ A) Is he going to sign on the Island, or B) He’s not signing, this is what he’s going to do next week.

“And the one thing that has been said before is that he’s going to be in Los Angeles. If he does go through the recruitment week, basically what’s going to happen is some teams are going to come to him. And I’m wondering if we get as far as, ‘He’s doing this, and these are the teams he’s going to see,’ because I think there’s going to be some – from what I hear, there’s the potential that he’s going to have some distaste for constantly, ‘Oh, he’s doing this, he’s doing that,’ and having it not being accurate.

“So I think it is possible if he doesn’t sign in New York that they come out and say, ‘He’s going to be in L.A. and these are the teams he’s going to see.’

“Now, there seemed to be some increased optimism yesterday from a couple of the reporters who cover the Islanders that he’s going to re-sign there. I can’t confirm that. I have always believed that is his wish. But there’s no question that the Islanders are trying to make it so he doesn’t even get that far.

“I think it’s going to be very interesting today. We’ve linked Philipp Grubauer, the Washington backup goalie, to the Islanders. I hear there’s a lot of teams who have asked about Grubauer, maybe as many as 10. A GM I spoke to during the week who said he was interested said he thinks the price is going to be higher than many of them expected because there is so much interest.

“I think they’ve talked to a lot of the available wingers – Jeff Skinner, I’ve got to think Panarin, who’s now potentially available for Columbus. I do think the Islanders, who have two first-round picks at 11 and 12, are going to do everything they can not to let Tavares get to that point.”
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jun 22 @ 9:28 AM ET
I think, pretty much annually, just about all of the top free agents are traps. You're paying for what they've done and they are usually in their late 20's by the time they get to UFA. UFA is great for finding depth value but you can't build a team through it.
- eichiefs9


Exactly! Rather the Isles not be heavy in FA. Focus on trades.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jun 22 @ 9:29 AM ET
Not yet. I assume Lou's priority is fixing the big league roster first and then worrying about Bridgeport second.
- eichiefs9


Figure it would have happened by now? It was sad how Garth was signing players for Bridge while the rest of the NHL was trying to improve their NHL roster.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jun 22 @ 9:42 AM ET
EK has the Isles going hard for Karlsson offering up the two 1's.

This is not an EK rumor be he would trade Anders Lee to Edmonton for Cam Talbot and a pick. Schwein would love this one.
jimmc7722
New York Islanders
Location: TAVARES IS A LIVING LEGEND!!!, ON
Joined: 02.06.2008

Jun 22 @ 9:54 AM ET
Has Thompson been fired yet? I have been looking forward to that news.
- Cptmjl



Weight and Garth are going to coach AHL....
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 22 @ 9:59 AM ET
Weight and Garth are going to coach AHL....
- jimmc7722

I wouldn't want them involved with the islanders pewee club
jimmc7722
New York Islanders
Location: TAVARES IS A LIVING LEGEND!!!, ON
Joined: 02.06.2008

Jun 22 @ 10:02 AM ET
If they do trade for Grubauer.... it will good for Greiss…. 2 German goalies....

Has that ever happened in the NHL before???

ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jun 22 @ 10:02 AM ET
I wouldn't want them involved with the islanders pewee club
- Cptmjl




Wonder if Scott Stevens would have interest in coaching Bridge or if he only wants to be on the NHL staff?
jimmc7722
New York Islanders
Location: TAVARES IS A LIVING LEGEND!!!, ON
Joined: 02.06.2008

Jun 22 @ 10:04 AM ET
I wouldn't want them involved with the islanders pewee club
- Cptmjl


lol…. I has going to have my son tryout for that NY Islanders Peewee team.

Could you imagine Snow coaching...lol.
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Jun 22 @ 10:10 AM ET


Wonder if Scott Stevens would have interest in coaching Bridge or if he only wants to be on the NHL staff?

- ses111


I imagine Scott Stevens running Bridgeport would be something like this:

ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jun 22 @ 10:13 AM ET
I imagine Scott Stevens running Bridgeport would be something like this:


- UIF




I'd pay good money to see Scott yelling at Nelson and Bailey.

Joined: 12.31.1969

Deleted Post []
Page: Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 379, 380, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, 399, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, 429, 430, 431, 432, 433, 434, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 467, 468, 469, 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 498, 499, 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 509, 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528, 529, 530, 531, 532, 533, 534, 535, 536, 537, 538, 539, 540, 541, 542, 543, 544, 545, 546, 547, 548, 549, 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 558, 559, 560, 561, 562, 563, 564, 565, 566, 567, 568, 569, 570, 571, 572, 573, 574, 575, 576, 577, 578, 579, 580, 581, 582, 583, 584, 585, 586, 587, 588, 589, 590, 591, 592, 593, 594, 595, 596, 597, 598, 599, 600, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610, 611, 612, 613, 614, 615, 616, 617, 618, 619, 620, 621, 622, 623, 624, 625, 626, 627, 628, 629, 630, 631, 632, 633, 634, 635, 636, 637, 638, 639, 640, 641, 642, 643, 644, 645, 646, 647, 648, 649, 650, 651, 652, 653, 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 662, 663, 664, 665, 666, 667, 668, 669, 670, 671, 672, 673, 674, 675, 676, 677, 678, 679, 680, 681, 682, 683, 684, 685, 686, 687, 688, 689, 690, 691, 692, 693, 694, 695, 696, 697, 698, 699, 700, 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 708, 709, 710, 711, 712, 713, 714, 715, 716, 717, 718, 719, 720, 721, 722, 723, 724, 725, 726, 727, 728, 729, 730, 731, 732, 733, 734, 735, 736, 737, 738, 739, 740, 741, 742, 743, 744, 745, 746, 747, 748, 749, 750, 751, 752, 753, 754, 755, 756, 757, 758, 759, 760, 761, 762, 763, 764, 765, 766, 767, 768, 769, 770, 771, 772, 773, 774, 775, 776, 777, 778, 779, 780, 781, 782, 783, 784, 785, 786, 787, 788, 789, 790, 791, 792, 793, 794, 795, 796, 797, 798, 799, 800, 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 806, 807, 808, 809, 810, 811, 812, 813, 814, 815, 816, 817, 818, 819, 820, 821, 822, 823, 824, 825, 826, 827, 828, 829, 830, 831, 832, 833, 834, 835, 836, 837, 838, 839, 840, 841, 842, 843, 844, 845, 846, 847, 848, 849, 850, 851, 852, 853, 854, 855, 856, 857, 858, 859, 860, 861, 862, 863, 864, 865, 866, 867, 868, 869, 870, 871, 872, 873, 874, 875, 876, 877, 878, 879, 880, 881, 882, 883, 884, 885, 886, 887, 888, 889, 890, 891, 892, 893, 894, 895, 896, 897, 898, 899, 900, 901, 902, 903, 904, 905, 906, 907, 908, 909, 910, 911, 912, 913, 914, 915, 916, 917, 918, 919, 920, 921, 922, 923, 924, 925, 926, 927, 928, 929, 930, 931, 932, 933, 934, 935, 936, 937, 938, 939, 940, 941, 942, 943, 944, 945, 946, 947, 948, 949, 950, 951, 952, 953, 954, 955, 956, 957, 958, 959, 960, 961, 962, 963, 964, 965, 966, 967, 968, 969, 970, 971, 972, 973, 974, 975, 976, 977, 978, 979, 980, 981, 982, 983, 984, 985, 986, 987, 988, 989, 990, 991, 992, 993, 994, 995, 996, 997, 998, 999, 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1062, 1063, 1064, 1065, 1066, 1067, 1068, 1069, 1070, 1071, 1072, 1073, 1074, 1075, 1076, 1077, 1078, 1079, 1080, 1081, 1082, 1083, 1084, 1085, 1086, 1087, 1088, 1089, 1090, 1091, 1092, 1093, 1094, 1095, 1096, 1097, 1098, 1099, 1100, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105, 1106, 1107, 1108, 1109, 1110, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 1119, 1120, 1121, 1122, 1123, 1124, 1125, 1126, 1127, 1128, 1129, 1130, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1135, 1136, 1137, 1138, 1139, 1140, 1141, 1142, 1143, 1144, 1145, 1146, 1147, 1148, 1149, 1150, 1151, 1152, 1153, 1154, 1155, 1156, 1157, 1158, 1159, 1160, 1161, 1162, 1163, 1164, 1165, 1166, 1167, 1168, 1169, 1170, 1171, 1172, 1173, 1174, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1181, 1182, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1189, 1190, 1191, 1192, 1193, 1194, 1195, 1196, 1197, 1198, 1199, 1200, 1201, 1202, 1203, 1204, 1205, 1206, 1207, 1208, 1209, 1210, 1211, 1212, 1213, 1214, 1215, 1216, 1217, 1218, 1219, 1220, 1221, 1222, 1223, 1224, 1225, 1226, 1227, 1228, 1229, 1230, 1231, 1232, 1233, 1234, 1235, 1236, 1237, 1238, 1239, 1240, 1241, 1242, 1243, 1244, 1245, 1246, 1247, 1248, 1249, 1250, 1251, 1252, 1253, 1254, 1255, 1256, 1257, 1258, 1259, 1260, 1261, 1262, 1263, 1264, 1265, 1266, 1267, 1268, 1269, 1270, 1271, 1272, 1273, 1274, 1275, 1276, 1277, 1278, 1279, 1280, 1281, 1282, 1283, 1284, 1285, 1286, 1287, 1288, 1289, 1290, 1291, 1292, 1293, 1294, 1295, 1296, 1297, 1298, 1299, 1300, 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304, 1305, 1306, 1307, 1308, 1309, 1310, 1311, 1312, 1313, 1314, 1315, 1316, 1317, 1318, 1319, 1320, 1321, 1322, 1323, 1324, 1325, 1326, 1327, 1328, 1329, 1330, 1331, 1332, 1333, 1334, 1335, 1336, 1337, 1338, 1339, 1340, 1341, 1342, 1343, 1344, 1345, 1346, 1347, 1348, 1349, 1350, 1351, 1352, 1353, 1354, 1355, 1356, 1357, 1358, 1359, 1360, 1361, 1362, 1363, 1364, 1365, 1366, 1367, 1368, 1369, 1370, 1371, 1372, 1373, 1374, 1375, 1376, 1377, 1378, 1379, 1380, 1381, 1382, 1383, 1384, 1385, 1386, 1387, 1388, 1389  Next