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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:50 am 
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Rumors from Art Staple:
Tavares is going to let them know mid-June if he will re-sign with the Isles. Seems odd, since the aren't allowed to make him an offer before that. I've heard 8 years at $9.5 or $10 million per year. Sounds right. No discounts. He doesn't need to give one. He'd get 7 @ $10 if he hit the market. Staple really thinks Snow will trade JT if he doesn't re-sign. I think he will though.

Another rumor they'll make a big trade for a 2nd line center this off-season, likely sending a d-man in return. Pulock? I hope not. The expansion draft could prove very costly for the Isles. Pulock should have been with the Isles after his foot healed. Barzal should have been with them too, and could be the 2nd line center they're looking for. He never had a chance with Capuano. I'd concentrate more on getting a 1st line scoring winger to compliment JT. Sure Lee puts up goals, but he's doing it more on rebounds. If they got a sniper for RW, having Lee, JT & someone who could really score could be a lethal top line. Bailey is an okay playmaker, but doesn't belong on that top line. He rarely shoots. Lee could score a lot more putting in rebounds from someone with a shoot-first mentality.

Vegas entropy. Isles just re-signed Greiss, so he's likely the goalie they'll protect. Would Vegas take Halak? He's got 1 year left, and McPhee is the one who brought him to Washington years ago (and Halak was traded to the Isles by McPhee's successor in Washington). Having 1 year left could make him intriguing to McPhee. He could be let go if he stinks, traded at the deadline as a rental if he's doing pretty well, or extended if he's doing really well. Pulock or De Haan could be left unprotected. Nelson could be unprotected, although hitting 20 goals makes it less likely.

Isles are very likely to protect:
F- JT, Ladd (have to on both of them), Lee.
D- Boychuk (have to), Leddy, Hamonic, Pulock. They pretty much have to protect 4 D. Makes this a real shit show. Unless they pull off a trade prior to the expansion draft, but that seems unlikely.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:55 am 
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If the Isles are going to build a new barn in Belmont, they need their horse. (See what I did there?)

Sign JT you numbskulls.

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Friedman just said that NYI hired someone to ask around the league if Snow was doing a good job. Report came back positive.

#GMsTrollGMs

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:32 pm 
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E.L. wrote:
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Friedman just said that NYI hired someone to ask around the league if Snow was doing a good job. Report came back positive.

#GMsTrollGMs


That can't be true, can it? I can't see even the Islanders doing something that stupid. Could they?

They could, couldn't they? If any team was going to do something that unorthodox and stupid, it would be them. :fffffuck:

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Detroit has a 2nd line center for you! You'll like him a lot, I'm sure. :viking:

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Bosc wrote:
Detroit has a 2nd line center for you! You'll like him a lot, I'm sure. :viking:


Indeed. Fucking Snow. That was such a big mistake.

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More talk about moving near Belmont Park... Others still saying a return to the Coliseum. No thanks.

How about more talk of who they'll draft, sign, protect vs expose to Vegas... Shit that will happen within the next 3 years.

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Tavares and Hamonic for Weber and Galchenyuk

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E.L. wrote:
Tavares and Hamonic for Weber and Galchenyuk


Add in Price for Halak & it's a deal. :lol:

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Seidenberg re-signed for 1 year, $1.25 million. Fine, unless it blocks Pulock again. Seidenberg was very good early in the year, but fell off toward the end. If he's used as a 7-8, and fill in now & then, he can handle it. If he's supposed to be in every night, Snow should be fired.

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Isles have terminated their affiliation with the ECHL Missouri Mavericks, and now have the Worcester Railers as their ECHL affiliate. Makes moving players between the ECHL & AHL easier and quicker. And I knew Snow would go for some further New England connection. He's got an obsession with his home area.

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Another reason to re-sign Seidenberg: The Isles will almost certainly lose a defenceman in the expansion draft.

They have to protect Boychuk, then have two spots remaining for Leddy, Hamonic, Hickey, De Haan, Pulock.

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E.L. wrote:
Another reason to re-sign Seidenberg: The Isles will almost certainly lose a defenceman in the expansion draft.

They have to protect Boychuk, then have two spots remaining for Leddy, Hamonic, Hickey, De Haan, Pulock.


I think they may go with protecting 8 skaters instead. Forwards with NMCs- Tavares & Ladd. Then protect Lee & maybe Nelson. Then on D- Boychuk (must), Leddy, Hamonic & Pulock. If Pulock is lost to expansion, Isles fans will seriously storm Snow's office.

I've given up trying to figure out what Snow will do. I keep hoping he has a handshake deal with McPhee on who he won't take, since Snow brought him back into visibility. But I seriously doubt that. We need a thread for the expansion draft. I'm bored of this "playoff" bullshit.

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