2/7/12

New York Resigns Frans Nielsen To Four Year Extension

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/07/2012 07:59:00 PM


NYIFC has twitter updates on shootout win in Phildelphia on sidebar, or previous blog entry in twitter box, and New York Islander Fan Central Twitter Page.

The win puts New York at five hundred for the first time since October. ***************************************************
Wednesday PM:
ITV.com Had blanket coverage/player comments Nielsen signing, with a long interview with Jack Capuano, where he discusses Nielsen, Parenteau and his team moving forward.

NYIFC Comments:
Capuano's comments give some interesting insights into the working relationship between the coach and gm.


Tsn.Ca    Officially reported the New York Islanders have resigned, Frans Nielsen, to a four year contract extension for eleven million dollars.

Updated:
NHL.com:  Nielsen comments on resigning leave no doubt he wanted to stay and praised the organization.
Nabokov praises his teammate and discusses the win vs Philadelphia.

NYIFC Comments: 
That's a lot of commitment to a player who is excellent on defense,  brings a lot of positive intangibles to a hockey game and of course everyone should be happy for Frans Nielsen, who was drafted here in 2003.


Having written this the depth chart at center ice does not lie with John Tavares, Josh Bailey, Nielsen and Marty Reasoner all centers signed for next season. The organizational depth chart also has Ryan Strome, Brock Nelson, Casey Cizikas and others in the system as centers.

I suppose arguments could be made he was overpaid or underpaid, depending on your point of view, that alone suggest it was a good signing.

Nielsen signed a four year contract at what was considered a bargain for the club long ago. 

NYIFC very recently wrote on Nielsen being resigned here.




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