Sansided
Editorials

New York Islanders Metropolitan Division Free Agency Power Rankings

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 09: Leo Komarov #47 of the New York Islanders backs into Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche during the second period at the Barclays Center on February 09, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 09: Leo Komarov #47 of the New York Islanders backs into Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche during the second period at the Barclays Center on February 09, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
facebooktwitterreddit
1 of 9
new york islanders
DENVER, COLORADO – JANUARY 19: Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche tends goal against the Los Angeles Kings at the Pepsi Center on January 19, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The 2019 free agency period is a few days old. How did the New York Islanders fare in comparison to the other team in the Metropolitan Division?

The New York Islanders free agency period hasn’t gone according to plan so far. Sure, they kept Anders Lee to a team-friendly cap hit. But they didn’t land the big fish that they were after in Artemi Panarin, and they let Vezina finalist Robin Lehner walk.

Unfortunately for the New York Islanders, some teams in their own division got better through free agency.

Looking at the additions and losses that teams in the Metropolitan Division made how do the New York Islanders rank? We know they didn’t necessarily get better through free agency, but who in their division did?

This ranking will just look at the additions and losses that teams had in free agency so far. It also won’t count players they already had and ultimately re-signed. For example, I won’t count Anders Lee’s deal as a ‘plus’ for the New York Islanders.

They already had Lee, keeping him doesn’t move the needle forward.

This power ranking is all about, who got better or worse as a result of the players they brought int (or lost), in free agency so far.

facebooktwitterreddit