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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Mathew Barzal #13 and Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders celebrate a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers at Barclays Center on April 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Mathew Barzal #13 and Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders celebrate a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers at Barclays Center on April 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 20: Tom Kuhnhackl #34 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against Dennis Seidenberg #4 the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on March 20, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders defeated the Penguins 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 20: Tom Kuhnhackl #34 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against Dennis Seidenberg #4 the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on March 20, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders defeated the Penguins 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Dennis Seidenberg | D

Five points, 36-years-old
Why keep a 36-year-old on the team? Sure, he’s got experience. And sure, he’s got a Stanley Cup ring on his finger. But so does Johnny Boychuk. And Boychuk’s contributions on the ice are still positive. Which can’t be said for Dennis Seidenberg. He was an absolute liability for the Islanders this season.

Seidenberg started off his Islanders career well in 2016-17 when he put in 12 points in his opening 14 games. But as the season wore on his contributions started to slip. Regardless, Garth kept him for another year and even gave him a $250,000 raise for the 2017-18 season. And boy was it not at all worth it.

In 28 games he put up five points. He was a 42.06 in terms of Corsi. And if you look at his WOWY chart, you’ll see that Dennis Seidenberg made players around him worse during the season. Which culminates in a: “the isles don’t need that what so ever” vote.

Again, just like Davidson, there are younger and better players with higher ceilings on this roster that could easily slot into the lineup. Keeping Dennis Seidenberg for what would be a third year would be absolute madness.

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The only saving grace for Dennis Seidenberg this season is that Mathew Barzal was staying in his basement. And with 85 points in 82 games in his rookie season, maybe Seidenberg can have a full-time job just giving Barzal a nice comfortable place to live?

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