Saturday, July 6, 2013

Isles Sign Nabby/Resign Hamonic

This afternoon, the Islanders had a busy day on the first day of free agency.  Some of their activity including signing goalie Evgeni Nabokov back to a one year deal worth 3.25 million.

On top of that, they resigned Travis Hamonic to a 7 year extension worth 27 million dollars.  Hamonic was a restricted free agent.

Given what was left on the free agent market, Nabby was the best choice.  Not sure he deserved the raise given his largely sub standard play last season, but it is what it is.  It appears as though it will be a combo of him and Poulin in net next season unless Nilsson/Milner come to camp and surprise the coaches or Poulin is bad.

On the Hamonic deal, great move by Snow!  Hamonic has quietly become one of the better defenseman in the league the last two seasons and if he continues on that trajectory this contract will be quite the steal in 3-4 years.

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