New York Signs Nikolai Kulemin & Mikhail Grabovski 4-year contracts

New York Islander Fan Central | 7/02/2014 06:02:00 PM | |
 Both Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin will take less in the first year of their new deals with the Islanders. Grabovski’s contract is $4M, $5M, $5M and $6M. Kulemin’s is $3M, then two years of $4.25M and a final year of $5.25M.

Back-loaded contracts. 

Sportsnets's Chris Johnston has an excelllent article with agent Gary Greenst, in how Grabovski & Kulemin signed with New York.

NYIFC Comments: 
Massive Florida-like over-payments for Snow's B list at best. Wang keeps spending, Snow keeps trying, despite the previous entry. A lot of moves, this now mandates current roster changes.

Who does not overpay? If it does not work out, a trade or someone replaces Yashin's buyout? 

Are they really improved by these moves?  I'm not seeing it on 7/2 but the days of Capuano threatening to bench players on a team with no replacements is now a fact.

Josh Bailey outscored both of them, and receives nothing but criticism at 24? 

Howard Saffan, Brent Thompson and those kids going to the Sound Tigers are doing cartwheels. Bridgeport may have it's best veteran group in franchise history to help the kids.

Someone tell me why McDonald, Cizikas, Boulton, will not clear waivers to help in Bridgeport?

Yes, Scott Pellerin deserved veterans.

I guess Wang did this for real estate too, a tree grows in Brooklyn.