Tuesday, February 24, 2015

BREAKING: Isles Sign Leddy to 7 Year Extension

photo by zimbio

According to Newsday, the Islanders have signed Nick Leddy to a 7 year extension worth 38.5 million dollars.
While I am thrilled that the Islanders inked Leddy for such a long time, the money is surprising to me.  I always thought that Leddy would top at 4.5 AAV.  For him to ask the 5.5 and the Islanders to give it to him really came as a shock to me.  Additionally, it shows that the Islanders have really turned a corner as a franchise that they were willing to pay him this much.  In prior years if a player asked for a contract like this, the Islanders would've either kept negotiations going deep into the summer, or simply showed him the door.

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