The New York Islanders might have a ton of cap space in 2018-19 but that doesn’t mean they don’t have some terrible deals on the books. Here’s five.
Every NHL team has at least one bad deal on the books. The New York Islanders have at least five bad deals on their books.
It’s remarkable to think how the New York Islanders have so many bad contracts and still have so much cap space. Their cap space sits at $9.824 million with the extra cap hits from Michael Dal Colle and Stephen Gionta.
It’s remarkable to think that the Isles have over $20 million in bad contracts on the books. With three deals exceeding the $5 million mark.
Much like when it comes to establishing the five best contracts on the Islanders 2018-19 roster, establishing the five worst is about value. How much are the Islanders paying for a player and how little of they getting from that player?
In these five players, the New York Islanders aren’t getting nearly enough for what they’re paying.
While the following players make the list of worst deals for the 2018-19 season, unfortunately, they all have long-term deals.
In fact, four of the five players on this list is will be under contract until the end of the 2020-21 NHL season. One goes as far as the 2022-23 NHL season. The Islanders have some bad contracts to deal with for years to come.
At the moment they have a ton of cap space where this isn’t an issue. But if the New York Islanders want to fill the roster with quality and surround Mathew Barzal with quality players they’ll need to use some of the wasted salary cap.