Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Isles Resign Bailey To 5 Year Deal

This afternoon, the Islanders announced that they had signed restricted free agent Josh Bailey to a 5 year deal worth 3.3 million per season.

Last season for the Islanders Bailey had 19 points in 38 games.  In his last full season, Bailey had 32 points in 80 games.

I think the deal was a bit rich personally.  I thought he would get around 2 million AAV.  Given what he has accomplished to this point in his career, this is the Islanders really banking on potential with Bailey versus what he has done.  This deal presents large risk for a budget team like the Islanders.  Hopefully, for the Islanders sake, Bailey makes it worth the risk and doesn't make them regret it.

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