Jordan Eberle and Josh Bailey left exposed by New York Isles.
Notable #Isles left unprotected:
Jordan Eberle, Josh Bailey, Leo Komarov, Andy Greene, Sebastian Aho, Thomas Hickey, Michael Dal Colle, Kieffer Bellows, Otto Koivula
#Isles leave Jordan Eberle and Josh Bailey exposed to #NHL Expansion Draft
#isles (F) Available to the #Seakraken Josh Bailey, Cole Bardreau, Kieffer Bellows, Casey Cizikas, Austin Czarnik, Michael Dal Colle, Jordan Eberle, Tanner Fritz, Joshua Ho-Sang, Ross Johnston, Otto Koivula, Leo Komarov, Kyle Palmieri, Richard Panik, Dmytro Timashov, Travis Zajac
Base on Lou Lamoriello's comments during exit interviews (pictured below), one could assume the #Isles have a deal with Seattle if they're leaving Josh Bailey exposed. The most senior member and one of the most well-respected parts of the team's core:
Josh Bailey, who scored at a 53-point pace last year and a 54-point pace over the last three, makes $5MM. He's exposed.
Matt Martin, a 32-year-old who had 11 points and 181 hits last year, makes $1.5MM. He's protected.
Even if for some reason I wanted to dump Josh Bailey’s cap, I’d never just lose him for nothing.
I also probably wouldn’t just dump his cap because I like his game and would probably want it in my lineup. https://t.co/OwPnEJrXxH
Top non-UFA forwards exposed by PPG:
Ondrej Palat, Jakub Voracek, James van Riemsdyk, Jared McCann, Josh Bailey, Yanni Gourde, Joonas Donskoi, Nino Niederreiter, Jordan Eberle, Alex Killorn, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jonathan Drouin, Brandon Tanev, Andreas Athanasiou, Jason Zucker
‼️ LISTA DO NEW YORK ISLANDERS ‼️
Josh Bailey e Jordan Eberle estão entre os principais nomes desprotegidos dos Islanders.
This will be a real good example of how valued #isles Josh Bailey is outside the 516/631 area codes. I have maintained that most hockey fans outside NY don’t even know who he is.
you almost have to respect the amount of hatred twitter freaks have for josh bailey even with the mountains of evidence proving he is good. real hater of the year shit
josh bailey is my favorite islander of all time and should have his number hung from the rafters if he continues his career with the isles. if he gets selected by seattle, i am going to be really sad even if that 5 million dollars in cap space can put the isles over the top
Lou Lamoriello protected Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck over Jordan Eberle and Josh Bailey lol what a maniac https://t.co/Ake8iIC92f
I agree, and it has nothing to do with wanting to get more than one year out of my Josh Bailey jersey https://t.co/A038hKATPt
This is even better than what Vegas had to start
NJ: Will Butcher (1y/3.7M)
NYI: Josh Bailey (3y/5M)
NYR: Colin Blackwell (1y/725K)
OTT: Chris Tierney (1y/3.5M)
PHI: James van Remsdyk (2y/7M)
PIT: Jason Zucker (2y/5.5M)
SJ: Dylan Gambrell (1y/1.1M)
STL : Vince Dunn (RFA)
TAM: Alex Killorn (2y/4.45M)
So the #Isles have voting up for the Nystrom Award, and the exposed guys are in the pull down menu. If that was the last season of Josh Bailey as an Islander, he definitely deserves it!
🤞 but I just don’t see a world where it’s more expensive to make a deal saying “please don’t take cal clutterbuck” than to make a deal saying “please don’t take Josh Bailey”
On the other hand…Hockey Men™️ love their Grit Guys so 🤷♀️
Can you imagine? The Islanders Brass. Didn’t protect #isleskoolaid HOF Josh Bailey ?
Kinda blows your nonsense about him out of the water
And Seattle isn’t stupid , why would they take such an inconsistent player