Sign Stamkos, Keep Tavares - use this link to a picture of the breakdown I made...
The conversation about Steven Stamkos becoming a NY Islander is an enticing thought. There's been quite some coverage on this idea through multiple media outlets and even here at LHH. I wanted to take a few minuted to dissect the Islanders current situation and look at issues that may arise in the future.
For this piece - I am assuming the NHLPA kicks in the 5% cap escalator each year. This is something to keep in mind look ahead at the next 3 years of NY Islanders cap management.
In essence, I tried to overpay the UFA's and RFA's we would be keeping. This way to prove that with cap escalation the Islanders could sign Steven Stamkos, keep John Tavares, and ice a competitive product.
- John Tavares signs for $11 million starting in 2018
- Josh Bailey signs for $4 million starting in 2018
- Frans Nielsen leaves as a UFA
- Cal Clutterbuck signs $3.2 million in 2017
- Brock Nelson signs for $4 million in 2018
- Matt Martin signs for $2 million in 2016
- Casey Cizikas signs for $2 million in 2016
- Ryan Strome signs for $2 million in 2016 (bridge deal), then $4 million in 2018
- Shane Prince / Alan Quine / Matthew Barzal / Michael Dal Colle are all on entry level deals or make up to $1 million through 2018.
- Steven Stamkos signs for $10 million in 2016
- Thomas Hickey signs for $3 million in 2018
- Calvin deHaan signs for $3 million in 2017
- Ryan Pulock signs for $3 million in 2018
- Adam Pelech signs for $1 million in 2017
- Jaroslav Halak traded
- Thomas Greiss signs for $4.5 million in 2017
- JF Berube signs for $1 million in 2016
- Only difference is Josh Bailey is traded so Frans Nielsen can be resigned for $4.5 million in 2016