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Free Agency Target: Matt Duchene

June 4, 2019 - 3:09 PM ET

As the season and playoffs wore on, a lack of scoring depth was highlighted as an area of weakness for the New York Islanders. Now, they’re candidates for an upgrade in free agency. For the month of June, we’ll be taking a look at different free agents the Islanders could target on July 1. The f...

Free Agency Target: Joe Pavelski

June 5, 2019 - 3:06 PM ET

Throughout June I’ll be posting quite a few articles looking at potential free agents the New York Islanders could target. This player has flown a bit under the radar heading into free agency and could be a surprisingly realistic signing for the Islanders (yet I'm prepared to receive some backlash...

Free Agency Target: Jeff Skinner

June 6, 2019 - 6:58 PM ET

This article continues a list of potential free agents the New York Islanders could look to target in free agency. Today’s target: Jeff Skinner. To start, I’m aware Buffalo and Skinner are deep in talks right now but until there’s pen to paper, we’re all free to speculate. WHY IS HE...

Free Agency Target: Artemi Panarin

June 8, 2019 - 3:54 PM ET

With Jeff Skinner now off the list of potential UFA targets for the New York Islanders, the free agent class has gotten slightly thinner. However, the biggest name of them all and another potential target for the Islanders remains: Artemi Panarin. WHY IS HE A FIT? Panarin would be a fit on a...

What's a reasonable return for Nick Leddy?

June 9, 2019 - 7:32 PM ET

As reported by The Fourth Period’s David Pagnotta, Nick Leddy is on the trading block. How serious this is remains up in the air, as it’s long been rumoured Leddy could be on the move. That being said, with the New York Islanders lacking scoring up front, this could be the time to pull the trigg...

Seven more UFAs the Islanders could target

June 13, 2019 - 12:27 PM ET

Previously, we looked at specific unrestricted free agents that could be targets for the New York Islanders. Today, here are some others that could be great backup options if the likes of Artemi Panarin and Matt Duchene head elsewhere. BRETT CONNOLLY Brett Connolly is almost the definiti...

SHORT READ: Eberle signs five-year deal with Islanders

June 14, 2019 - 11:22 AM ET

We got some UFA news this morning− Jordan Eberle will be back with the New York Islanders. The winger signed a five-year deal worth $5.5M per year. The deal keeps the money value low and the term short enough as well, considering Eberle is already 29 years old. This was an excellent move to...

Analyzing the Eberle contract

June 14, 2019 - 8:18 PM ET

The New York Islanders re-signed Jordan Eberle to a five-year deal worth a $5.5M AAV today. It’s a bit surprising, seeing as though many players would opt to look for a fresh start after a down year, despite Eberle's playoff performance. Eberle is coming off a year which saw him score just 19 g...