New York Islanders: Top 5 Free Agents To Target
He would have made this list if it weren’t for a certain report. This essentially means he’s in a relationship before any suitors even knew he was single. He may deny these claims, but it’s true. Until he signs on July 1st he’s technically fair game, though unlikely to turn his back on Edmonton. And here I was imagining him in blue and orange… just for the wrong team.
A nice headstrong bruiser who can produce points in big games. He would make an excellent replacement for Matt Martin. But the asking price may be too daunting for a team looking to replace a fourth line winger. Cheaper options lie elsewhere.
At age 32 the best years are behind him. He’s a great two-way forward that will please many teams, but his cost and contract will likely be large and lengthy. Plus, he really doesn’t solve the Islanders first line issues and would only make sense if Nielsen departs.