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Ben Shelley
Joined: 03.12.2019

May 12 @ 8:23 PM ET
Ben Shelley: Lack of cap space could result in another quiet offseason for Islanders
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

May 12 @ 8:26 PM ET
Ben Shelley: Lack of cap space could result in another quiet offseason for Islanders
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Nfdbulldawg
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

May 13 @ 6:52 AM ET
I know the options look bleak. However, IMO, I think Lou will do something at the draft. I think that is the best area for improvement. Highly unlikely we see anything, but our own players resigned at free agency.

Running back the same team with a different coach (Roy) would be an absolute mistake.
Nfdbulldawg
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

May 13 @ 6:57 AM ET
If the Islanders are able to move salary. I think the trades will have them retaining portions of the contract. While that would not get any kind of decent return, it would expand cap to potentially sign a better player replacement. Moving forward team needs to stick with 1-, 3- or 5-year deals.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

May 13 @ 7:53 AM ET
If the Islanders are able to move salary. I think the trades will have them retaining portions of the contract. While that would not get any kind of decent return, it would expand cap to potentially sign a better player replacement. Moving forward team needs to stick with 1-, 3- or 5-year deals.
- Nfdbulldawg

I believe he’ll do something but I don’t think it will be major. He would have to unload Nelson and Palmieri while hoping to replace their production. Everyone else is unmovable locked up to long term contracts save for maybe Pageau. I know we discuss trading him a lot on here but I don’t think there are to many teams that would be all that interested with his current production, salary, along with the extra year on his contract.

There very well could be something unexpected that will facilitate Lou pulling a rabbit out of a hat but to count on that seems unrealistic. You never know wouldn’t be the first time he surprised me with something…
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

May 13 @ 9:40 AM ET
If the Islanders are able to move salary. I think the trades will have them retaining portions of the contract. While that would not get any kind of decent return, it would expand cap to potentially sign a better player replacement. Moving forward team needs to stick with 1-, 3- or 5-year deals.
- Nfdbulldawg

Depends who they're retaining money on. Telling a team that thinks they're a player or two away from being a true Cup contender that they can have Brock Nelson at $3M for a full season would be worth quite a haul.
roadworker
New York Islanders
Location: Hicksville, NY
Joined: 02.01.2008

May 13 @ 11:16 AM ET
That is what drives me crazy with this organization,the owner do nothing . They keep Lou in charge for this many years and they have to see he is the reason our prospect pool is lat in the league , got old players signed for this crazy contracts..
It is not working but the owners just leave him in charge, other teams make changes right away .
ses111
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.07.2008

May 13 @ 11:42 AM ET
That is what drives me crazy with this organization,the owner do nothing . They keep Lou in charge for this many years and they have to see he is the reason our prospect pool is lat in the league , got old players signed for this crazy contracts..
It is not working but the owners just leave him in charge, other teams make changes right away .

- roadworker


You would think the owners want more than two home playoff games with a new building. I'm just not sure how fans will react if it ends up being more of the same roster.
Slimtj100
New York Rangers
Location: Panarins NYC apt
Joined: 03.04.2013

May 13 @ 12:33 PM ET
Depends who they're retaining money on. Telling a team that thinks they're a player or two away from being a true Cup contender that they can have Brock Nelson at $3M for a full season would be worth quite a haul.
- eichiefs9

Boston would probably give the Isles quite a bit for Brock because I’d think they’d be all in kind of still next year
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

May 13 @ 7:03 PM ET
You would think the owners want more than two home playoff games with a new building. I'm just not sure how fans will react if it ends up being more of the same roster.
- ses111

Doesn’t really matter how the fans will react that’s more then likely what it will be.
ses111
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.07.2008

May 13 @ 7:39 PM ET
Doesn’t really matter how the fans will react that’s more then likely what it will be.
- Cptmjl


No crying poverty by the owners then if the attendance is not great.
Nfdbulldawg
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

May 13 @ 8:30 PM ET
Maybe its time for another billboard message
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

May 13 @ 8:44 PM ET
No crying poverty by the owners then if the attendance is not great.

- ses111

They’ll blame it on the parking.
ses111
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.07.2008

May 13 @ 8:50 PM ET
They’ll blame it on the parking.
- Cptmjl


Or traffic. Islanders did not get enough attention when they were a dynasty. What do they think is going to happen when they are an average team in 2024? I think Islander fans will support a younger team that still has Barzal, Bo, Dobson, and Sorokin. An older and slower type team will be a problem and especially one in NY.
ses111
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.07.2008

May 13 @ 9:35 PM ET
Rangers and Canes are more of a series now.
mr.sir
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Vancouver Island, BC
Joined: 01.18.2015

Tuesday @ 9:40 AM ET
You should trade Pulock to Leafs for a younger RHD (Liljegren), a young 🇺🇸 scorer (Robertson) and prospect (Voit/Steeves)
Opens up cap space as well 👍
batteryjackson
New York Islanders
Location: MEDICINE HAT MEDICINE PUSHERS, AB
Joined: 09.30.2014

Tuesday @ 9:41 AM ET
You should trade Pulock to Leafs for a younger RHD (Liljegren), a young 🇺🇸 scorer (Robertson) and prospect (Voit/Steeves)
Opens up cap space as well 👍

- mr.sir


you can have sebastian aho
mr.sir
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Vancouver Island, BC
Joined: 01.18.2015

Tuesday @ 9:43 AM ET
you can have sebastian aho
- batteryjackson

😔

Honestly, I think it helps both teams

Dobson
Mayfield
Liljegren

Solid

Robertson scores 30 G on NYI
batteryjackson
New York Islanders
Location: MEDICINE HAT MEDICINE PUSHERS, AB
Joined: 09.30.2014

Tuesday @ 9:49 AM ET
😔

Honestly, I think it helps both teams

Dobson
Mayfield
Liljegren

Solid

Robertson scores 30 G on NYI

- mr.sir


interesting. is liljegren a legit puck mover? isles badly need defensemen that can carry into the zone. losing nick leddy significantly weakened them
ses111
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.07.2008

Tuesday @ 9:56 AM ET
interesting. is liljegren a legit puck mover? isles badly need defensemen that can carry into the zone. losing nick leddy significantly weakened them
- batteryjackson


Leddy and Toews were huge in being able to skate the puck out of trouble.
batteryjackson
New York Islanders
Location: MEDICINE HAT MEDICINE PUSHERS, AB
Joined: 09.30.2014

Tuesday @ 10:09 AM ET
Leddy and Toews were huge in being able to skate the puck out of trouble.
- ses111


losing them both was brutal
mr.sir
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Vancouver Island, BC
Joined: 01.18.2015

Tuesday @ 10:20 AM ET
interesting. is liljegren a legit puck mover? isles badly need defensemen that can carry into the zone. losing nick leddy significantly weakened them
- batteryjackson

Yes
Lots of untapped potential

He did well when subbing in for Rielly on PP. Has not been utilized properly here

eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Tuesday @ 10:25 AM ET
😔

Honestly, I think it helps both teams

Dobson
Mayfield
Liljegren

Solid

Robertson scores 30 G on NYI

- mr.sir

Now all you have to do is convince a guy who has lived on Long Island his whole career to waive his full NTC
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Tuesday @ 11:50 AM ET
😔

Honestly, I think it helps both teams

Dobson
Mayfield
Liljegren

Solid

Robertson scores 30 G on NYI

- mr.sir

The usual take what we don’t want for what we want hockeybuzz trade scenario. Don’t need lillybust.
mr.sir
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Vancouver Island, BC
Joined: 01.18.2015

Tuesday @ 12:12 PM ET
The usual take what we don’t want for what we want hockeybuzz trade scenario. Don’t need lillybust.
- Cptmjl

Strange

Your fans just said they need:
1) puck movers
2) cap space

This achieves both and gets you a good, young, cheap scorer
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