New York Islanders: Mathew Barzal Won’t Have A Contract Holdout

By Matt O'Leary
Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

With all the RFA drama going on in the NHL right now, it’s easy to worry about Mathew Barzal. I’m here to tell you the New York Islanders have nothing to worry about.

Yesterday, we started the daily’s by discussing Clayton Keller and how he set the market for Mathew Barzal. Today, it’s Mathew Barzal again but this time we will talk about why the New York Islanders don’t have to worry about a contract holdout.

In The Athletic, Arthur Staple had a story go up about Barzal and what he thought of his next contract. While he wants to see some chaos with offer sheets in the league, don’t expect him to be signing one anytime soon.

He pledged his loyalty to the Islanders by saying he isn’t worried about his contract situation. He essentially said that he doesn’t consider himself a guy who plays for money, implying that he will be willing to work things out with the Isles on a fair deal.

While his associates are out here holding out for every penny, it’s nice to have that sigh of relief when it comes to Barzal’s next contract. I don’t think anything gets done during the season, but at some point in July 2020, we should see pen to paper.

We talked extensively on the Patreon Podcast last night about this situation if you would like some more insight to why Barzal has a lot to play for this year and why he should sign pretty swiftly after the season.

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