Official #NYI protection list (7-3-1)
Protected: Barzal, Beauvillier, Clutterbuck, Lee, Martin, Nelson, Pageau, Mayfield, Pelech, Pulock, Varlamov.
Available: Bailey, Dal Colle, Eberle, Komarov, Panik, Greene.
#Isles protected list
Forwards: Anders Lee, Brock Nelson, J-G Pageau, Mathew Barzal, Anthony Beauvillier, Cal Clutterbuck, Matt Martin
Defensemen: Adam Pelech, Ryan Pulock, Scott Mayfield
Goalie: Semyon Varlamov
I’m sorry. The Islanders protected Clutterbuck and Martin and exposed Eberle and Bailey?!?!
What the actual hell is that 😂 https://t.co/OXEMpCGhpe
Two thoughts on #Isles protection list:
1. Cizikas is most likely coming back with Clutterbuck and Martin protected
2. Lou must have a deal in place with Seattle
Here's the Islanders protected list for Wednesday's Seattle Kraken expansion draft
Fs: Barzal, Beauvillier, Clutterbuck, Lee, Martin, Nelson, Pageau
D: Mayfield, Pelech, Pulock
Among unprotected: Aho, Bailey, Eberle, Greene, Koivula, Komarov
#isles protected Mat Barzal, Anthony Beauvillier, Cal Clutterbuck, Anders Lee, Matt Martin, Brock Nelson , JG Pageau, Scott Mayfield, Adam Pelech, Ryan Pulock, and Semyon Varlamov. #NHL
#Isles protect Barzal, Beauvillier, Clutterbuck, Lee, Martin, Nelson, Pageau, Mayfield, Pelech, Pulock and Varlamov.
Bailey, Eberle, Bellows, Koivula, Komarov, Aho, Greene among those available for #SeaKraken
Exposing Eberle & Bailey (both still good, neither contract an albatross) to protect Clutterbuck and Martin is incredible galaxy braining. Get that the Islanders have a strong identity going, but is the goal here to just run four fourth lines? https://t.co/hZwhkHDOLD
, #Isles protection list:
Forwards: Barzal, Clutterbuck, Lee, Martin, Beauvillier, Nelson, Pageau
Defense: Pulock, Pelech, Mayfield
Notable exposures: Bailey, Eberle, Dal Colle, Panik, Greene, Komarov, Bellows, Koivula, Hickey, Aho
Last take (for now).
#Isles worst case would have been losing Martin or Clutterbuck and NOT shedding a salary with term.
One of those possibilities removed by leaving both Bailey and Eberle unprotected.
NYI Protected List:
Mathew Barzal (F)
Anthony Beauvillier (F)
Cal Clutterbuck (F)
Anders Lee (F)
Matt Martin (F)
Brock Nelson (F)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (F)
Scott Mayfield (D)
Adam Pelech (D)
Ryan Pulock (D)
Semyon Varlamov (G)
The way it logically lines up is that Seattle told Lou or Lou heard that they wanted Martin or Clutterbuck, so Lou took them off the table.
Does Seattle want guys in their 30s on mid-term deals? That's the big question.
Or, it is meant to be a cap dump for Palms + others. https://t.co/C17rSrnBc7
Given the Ellis move I wouldn’t be surprised if Philly has worked something out with Seattle re: Gostisbehere and/or Voracek
Isles exposing Eberle/Bailey over Martin/Clutterbuck screams side deal
Feels like Seattle takes Simek and then flips him for a pick
And Clutterbuck over Bailey
Any time you expose your second line to protect your fourth, you gotta do it
This year Lou has made the #Isles his own. The only players Snow signed to their current contracts are Bailey, Mayfield and Clutterbuck.
Within a 3 year window he's created a cup contender by retaining a core, and fixing some of the gaffs/bad luck by Snow.
Bravo, Lou, BRAVO!!!
Wow, we can't believe that Islanders exposed Jordan Eberle instead of Martin/Clutterbuck... He was excellent next to Barzal and is a strong play driver. https://t.co/cC1YTDj6sj
I scratch my head over Oilers protecting Kassian & Archibakd, then note that the semi finalist Islanders protected Cal Clutterbuck & Matt Martin.
Why did the Islanders protect Martin and Clutterbuck over Eberle and Bailey? To clear cap?
There has to be a side deal here, right?
Unless Lou wants to re-sign Palmieri and needs Eberle or Bailey gone for the cap space
It's a bad take. The potential of Eberle leaving for nothing far outweighs the potential of losing Clutterbuck who has half the salary and is 1/10th the player. Eberle is objectively one of the team's three best forwards; losing him means any addition that's made is miniscule. https://t.co/BrAfZDWG7t
Very interesting protection lost for the #Isles Both Ebs & Bailey left unprotected while we chose to protect Martin & Clutterbuck. Good sign for a Zeeker signing
All protected players team:
Coaches: Duncan Keith, Marc-Edouard Vlasic
Nothing like the GM of the year protecting Martin and Clutterbuck over Bailey and Eberle
I understand protecting Martin, but Clutterbuck? Nobody is that interested in Clutterbuck. #isles
How the fuck do you protect Clutterbuck and Martin
I would imagine that’s the thinking, but those aren’t bad contracts. Both Eberle and Bailey are worth the money they’re making and are big contributors to that team. I’d much rather have them making $5.5M and $5M than Clutterbuck at $3.5M.
I wasn't expecting to see Martin and Clutterbuck protected over Eberle, Bailey and Bellows. https://t.co/7kRDrTWU2t
Maybe he was holding his phone upside down so Clutterbuck and Martin looked really good