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BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 25: (l-r) Charles Wang and Garth Snow attend the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 25: (l-r) Charles Wang and Garth Snow attend the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 01: Kevin Hayes

Robin Lehner and Evander Kane

Robin Lehner, G- Age, 26. Height, 6-4. Weight, 245 lbs. Catches-Left

Contract- $4 million, RFA after 17/18 season.

Lehner has posted a .912 save percentage so far despite playing for the Sabres. He’s used to facing a lot of shots, so he’ll fit right in with the Islanders. They might even re-sign him…

Evander Kane, LW- Age, 26. Height, Weight, Shoots-Left

Contract- $5.25 million, UFA after 17-18 season.

Kane comes with well-documented baggage, but playing in his contract year he’s putting up big points. So far he has 16 goals and 20 assists. He’s an expensive rental for a playoff push.

Starting Point For Negotiations

Again, if you want to break it down…

For Kane…

Nikolai Kulemin, LW- The cooly-man is mostly here to clear cap room. They might re-sign him, he’s still an effective and versatile player.

Michael Dal Colle, LW- He was drafted top five, is that enough to make him a “top-prospect”?

2018 2nd round pick- becomes a 2018 1st rounder if Kane re-signs, which the Isles won’t be able to afford.

For Lehner…

Thomas Greiss, G- His career numbers show he’s better than he has played of late.

Robin Salo, D- The Islanders top pick from last year’s draft, he’s playing over in Finland’s Liiga.

2019 2nd round pick

Projected Lines

Lee-Tavares-Bailey
Kane-Barzal-Eberle
Ladd-Nelson-Beauvillier
Chimera-Cizikas-Clutterbuck

I’d hope that Lehner would step right in and take the starting job. Then again, the extra pressure might turn Halak into a biscuit blocking fiend since he seems to respond positively to pressure and big games.

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