The first two defenders available at this offshore came out of the market Monday. The sharks signed the two-time Norris Trophy winner Eric Carlson and Rangers acquired an impending limited agent, Jacob Trouba, from jet planes. Islanders president and general manager Lou Lamorello had an interest in Trouba, and it would not be a surprise to investigate the possibility of Carlson landing to get the two-time Norris Trophy winner to an unrestricted free agency on July 1.
time, the depth of defense has become one of the island's strengths, and Lamorello may even look to deal with a top-six defender in this interim period.
Carlson agreed on an eight-year extension worth $ 92 million. Only Connor McDavid ($ 1
Carlson's re-signing leaves a trio of Blue Jackets – left wing Artemis Panarin, Matt Duchen's center and goalkeeper Sergey Bobrovski – as a potential unlimited free agent. The window of upcoming unrestricted free agents to start negotiations with other teams begins on Sunday
The islanders are expected to have approximately $ 22 million in a paycheck.
Islanders have already rewritten Brock Nelson's center to a six-year, $ 36 million deal and Jared Eberle's right wing to a five-year $ 27.5 million deal. But captain Anders Lee, the goalkeeper of Veszina's finalist Robin Lenner and Valterty Philupa's center are upcoming UFA.
Lamoriello is not expected to deviate from any chance of improving its composition, even with the depth of defense of the islands. Devon Toget's appearance as a rookie last season could allow Lamorello to hang out with Nick Leddy – both of them share many of the same talented players – and Noah Dobson, the twelfth biggest competitor last year, has been on the list of prospects.
Flaming "Tyler Meyers" and Jake Gardiner from Maple Leafs may be the best defenders now available as UFA with Carlson, but Anton Stralman from Lightning can also be a useful addition. the seven-year $ 49 million deal he signed as Maple Leafs captain in 2014. But Lamoriello, like GM in Toronto, trades with Phaneuf and his heavy contract with the Senators, and the 34-year-old girl's production has sharply declined over the past three Fans probably want to move TJ Brody, who has a five-year $ 23.25 million five-year deal and / or Travis Hammon, entering the final season of a seven-year $ 27 million deal he signed with islanders in 2013