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New York Islanders: Winning Is The Motivation For Anders Lee

DENVER, COLORADO - DECEMBER 17: Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders plays the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on December 17, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - DECEMBER 17: Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders plays the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on December 17, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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After getting a new contract, players can sometimes get complacent. New York Islanders captain, Anders Lee had a great answer on how to avoid complacency.

The goal for every single athlete, whether they admit it or not, is to make as much money as you can while you’re able to play. The career of an athlete is very short in terms of the entirety of one’s life, and it’s important to capitalize on that before it’s too late. New York Islanders captain, Anders Lee was able to get his new contract and cash in this summer.

Lee might be an exception to our rule here. He is one of the most selfless athletes I’ve ever seen but even he realizes that this is a business and you have to get yours while you can.

Arthur Staple linked up with Anders after signing and he had some interesting comments about the free agency process. My favorite part though was when he was asked about getting stagnant with a new contract.

Lee essentially said we haven’t won anything yet so there’s no reason to get complacent. That’s the exact answer you want from your captain.

Yes, 2018-2019 was a surprise but they aren’t satisfied with it. The ultimate goal is to win a championship and Anders Lee has the right mindset in order to keep his teammates motivated to do that.

I for one, am looking forward to the next seven years with Anders Lee on the squad.

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