The Rangers are reportedly close to signing Igor Shesterkin to a long-term deal. The 25-year-old is going to be getting likely between $5.75 million to $6 million a year from New York to be their long-term goalie according to Vince Z.
Outside of Adam Pelech and Andy Greene, the New York Islanders have a massive hole on the left side of the defense. For the last seven years, it was filled by Nick Leddy but with him traded away, the team will need to find someone to play on the second pair.
The height of free agency has come and gone, and every team has made a significant move except the New York Islanders. Led by Lou Lamoriello, known to keep his plans a secret, the Isles have yet to make a splash in the market.
It’s been announced that Adam Pelech has filed for arbitration. As our very own Brian Weinberger laid out earlier this week, the Islanders and Adam Pelech would have to present to an arbitrator their case on what the next contract should be.
Everyone is waiting for news of signings. So far the New York Islanders haven’t officially announced anything. And while that’s all by design it’s a bit much for Islanders fans to handle while just about every other NHL has made some sort of signings as they prepare for 2021-22.
Lou Lamoriello is doing his typical Lou things where nobody knows for sure who he has or has not signed. Although according to David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period, all signs point to Travis Zajac also staying with the New York Islanders.
U20 squads are already getting ready for the 2022 World Junior Championship tournament in Edmonton/Red Deer. Three of the top nations (US, Sweden, and Finland) took their first steps in testing their rosters with a showcase in Plymouth, Michigan.
At this point, we won’t find out what’s going on until training camp. It is the fourth day of NHL Free Agency, arguably beyond the point where it makes sense to capitalize “Free Agency,” and we still do not know definitively who has signed or not signed with the New York Islanders.
We know that St Louis Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko is on the trade block. And we know that the New York Islanders are looking for more support up top, even before losing Jordan Eberle to the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft. Moving for Taraseko makes sense.
Lou Lamoriello is like a ninja, moving swiftly and quietly in free agency as the New York Islanders GM. It’s all but officially confirmed that Kyle Palmieri, Zach Parise, and Casey Cizikas have a deal with the Islanders we’re just not sure what those contracts actually are yet.
The New York Islanders have one glaring need, no it’s not goal-scoring. It’s the Nick Leddy-sized gap on the blueline. Sure, the Islanders could use more scoring, but they’ve shown that they can get by with what they’ve got offensively.
The Detroit Red Wings and New York Islanders were involved in a trade on Friday. The Islanders traded defenseman Nick Leddy of Eden Prairie, MN to the Red Wings for winger Richard Panik of Martin, Slovakia and a second round draft pick in the 2021 National Hockey League Entry Draft according to TSN.
The New York Islanders are trying to trade defenseman Nick Leddy. As per a few sources, including Arthur Staple of The Athletic, with NHL expansion protected lists due on Saturday, there is a bit of a rush by some teams to move players they’re at risk of losing for nothing.