Halak signs with Islanders, they won’t suck next year

May 22nd, 2014 at 4:08 pm by Bill

The Islanders have signed Jaroslav Halak to a four year $18 million contract ($4.5M). Not a bad contract for the Isles, in fact, it’s probably a pretty damn good one. Halak has the 11th best save percentage over the past five seasons and has proven himself in the playoffs. He has a cranky groin that will explode at least once during the year, but for a cap hit of $4.5 million, the Isles could have done way worse.

The Islanders had a save percentage of 89.4% this past season; the worst in the NHL. Marching out Kevin Poulin and Andres Nilsson for 47 games probably didn’t help. Improving between the pipes was priority numero uno for the Isles this summer. Signing Halak checks that off the list.

The Isles also announced that they’ve forfeited their 2014 1st round pick to the Sabres as a condition from the Thomas Vanek trade. As funny as it would be, I don’t think the Isles are in any danger of being terrible enough next year to ‘earn’ a lottery pick in 2015.

8 thoughts on “Halak signs with Islanders, they won’t suck next year

  1. David

    a goalie named Halak, and a d core named air. Bailey needs to put his big boy pants on. I can’t figure this team out. Is it that out dated dump, is it the system? is it the fans that give these kids the good old new york welcome? or is it jack, with his system? which almost all the players on this team hav been using in bridge port. We keep this year’s first when two franchise players are coming nex draft. Does Garth an wang think we’ll be better next year? what a joke. Sell everyone except for JT and Okposo, try getting that pick back!! I’m not stupid, it’ll never happen. I’ve been an Islander fan my whole life and to my happiness, i haven’t died yet of a heart attack. Please Garth and “MR” Wang, SPEND MONEY! Can’t make it without spending it! Another thing, you Islander fan, show some class, DON’T discourage thesekids. IIt’s not there fault, the fault starts from the top, remember that. I’m so damn angry with this team i cant think logically. Sorry.

    1. bill goldthorpeq

      well cheers to you. i’m pretty sure this comment is longer than the actual post. isle’s really just need to spend money. the core is there already with more on the way.

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