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Islanders News: The interest payments for the first year alone come to over $94,000

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Yo, I'm out. Smell ya later.
Yo, I'm out. Smell ya later.
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Yesterday was crazy. There will probably be a few more signings today so stay tuned. In the meantime, there's a lot to catch up on.

Islanders info

  • At approximately 12:01 pm, the Islanders announced they had signed Andrew Ladd, formerly of Carolina, Chicago, Atlanta, Winnipeg and Chicago again. [LHH | Isles | | NY Post]
  • Less than an hour later, they added Jason Chimera, formerly of Edmonton, Columbus and Washington. [LHH | Garik on his not-so-good underlyings | Isles]
  • Newsday reports on both signings, while Brian at IPB has some insightful thoughts.
  • Meanwhile, Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin are now ex-Islanders. [LHH on Okposo | LHH on Nielsen | TSS on the curious Ladd over Okposo decision | Check out the reactions on Winging it in Motown and Die By The Blade]
  • Regardless of who's in or out, the Islanders are banking on their young players to come through. [McNally!]
  • And in the least sexy but still satisfying news of the day, Shane Prince returns on a tidy RFA contract extension. [LHH]

Non Free agency stuff

  • As of now, Charles Wang is a minority owner. Peter Schwartz of CBS reflects.
  • Jean-Francois Berube is your surprise Save of the Year winner. [Islanders]
  • Guy builds Nassau Coliseum replica in his backyard. Nassau is probably already suing him for unpaid parking and concessions payments. [News 12]

Beyond Brooklyn

  • There were a ton of signings yesterday, and you can read all about them here at the SBN NHL mothership.
  • Grades after Day 1 from SBN and Puck Daddy's Ryan Lambert (the Islanders got okay marks from both).
  • Trying to follow the Oilers is enough to drive you mad. [C&B]
  • The Habs have decided to pin their hopes on rogue Russian counter agent Alex Radulov. [EOTP]
  • The Blues lost Brian Elliott, Troy Brouwer and David Backes and they might be... okay? [StL GT] | Sounds like the split with Backes was emotional [Puck Daddy] | Brouwer was a bad signing for Calgary. [Flames Nation]
  • The guy who had the best week as Steve Yzerman, who just kept his own excellent players in house. [Tampa 1 and Tampa 2]
  • Down Goes Brown minces no words: The Canadiens fucked up by trading P.K. Subban. [Vice]
  • Our long national nightmare is over and has moved on to Winnipeg. [Jets sign Brian Strait - AIH]