New York Islanders Daily Links: Weekend Of Free Agency
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The first weekend of free agency really shook up the Islanders roster. The Islanders lost a few key players but were able to bring in some less costly replacements. Whether this is good or bad is still yet to be decided.
Lighthouse Hockey had a list of their thoughts on the weekend. The one that stuck out the most was the thought of the Islanders wanting new faces in the locker room. That’s why they went with Ladd over Okposo.
I absolutely agree with that. There was only a $500 thousand difference in their yearly salary. I definitely believe they wanted fresh faces to shake things up. Ladd was on two cup winners and he was also a captain, he’s been around a lot and seen a lot of the game.
It went pretty under the radar but Chimera said that the Islanders have a great chance to win. Andrew Ladd even compared John Tavares to Jonathon Toews which is an extremely honoring complement for Tavares to be compared to Toews.
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Today’s Slapshot talked about how Chimera and Parenteau could fill in some holes for the Islanders. They had a much higher outlook on things than many Islanders fans do. So if you’re a fan down on the team take a look at this story. Dave Holcomb will talk you off the ledge.
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Patrick Hickey Jr wrote how the Islanders should look into Eric Nystrom. He believes that Chimera would actually be a better fit for the third line and that Nystrom could be a forth liner. Nystrom is a financially small risk and something that the Islanders can look into to add depth (The Hockey Writers)