Islanders Grading CapFriendly Armchair-GM’s

By Matt O'Leary
Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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CALGARY, AB – OCTOBER 15: Shayne Gostisbehere #53 of the Philadelphia Flyers in action against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on October 15, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) /

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This one is interesting. I don’t know how realistic some of it is but I’ll give this user some credit, they got very creative with trying to fix the hole at LHD.

RFA Signings:

Anthony Beauvillier – 4-years $4.15 million AAV

Ilya Sorokin – 2-years $3 million AAV

Kieffer Bellows – 2-years $950,000 AAV

UFA Signings:

Casey Cizikas – 6-years $2.25 million AAV

Kyle Palmieri – 3-years $4 million AAV

Zach Parise – 1-year $950,000

No complaints from me. I think these are all pretty fair and finally, someone got the Casey Cizikas deal correct.


Well, there is your puck-moving lefty and a solid depth defenseman in Carson Soucy. Honestly, I like Soucy more than I like Andy Greene to be paired with Noah Dobson. I’m not sure if Gostisbehere is a Barry Trotz and Lou Lamoriello kind of player but it’s an interesting flier at a low cost.

I don’t think this one is perfect but it’s creative and outside the box. For that, it’ll get our best grade of the day.

Final Grade: B