Islanders Lou Lamoriello would match Mathew Barzal offer sheet: 3 Q&A Takeaways

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JANUARY 08: Ilya Sorokin #90 of the CSKA looks on against the Dynamo Moscow at the Arena VTB Moscow on January 8, 2020 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Anna Sergeeva/ Getty Images) /

Ilya Sorokin Incoming

He’s been on all of our minds for years. Sorokin is the best goalie playing outside of the NHL and he’s ours. So long as he signs a contract with the Islanders.

During the trade deadline, we heard that Sorokin and the Islanders had been working on a contract to get the Russian goalie over to the NHL for the 2020-21 season but haven’t heard anything since. (Sorokin and CSKA Moscow were just headed towards the KHL playoffs when the trade deadline occurred.)

During the Q&A Ilya Sorokin’s immediate future with the Islanders was brought up:

"Question from Dennis Anninos: What is the status of Ilya Sorokin and are there discussions to bring him to Long Island? Yes, we have every indication that he will be here for next season."

That’s about as close to a “Yes, and here’s the number he’ll be wearing” quote you’ll get from Lou Lamoriello.

Getting the 24-year-old goalie should solve the Islanders situation in net for a number of years. The Islanders haven’t seen stability in the crease for years so we’re all excited to get a possible star in nets.

We all know his ridiculous numbers over in Russia. But I wonder what he can do in the NHL with the help of Mith Korn and Piero Greco.