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Forum: Armchair-GMFri at 9:17 am
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>TooMalevolent</b></div><div>The Barzal deal will be interesting. They have to bridge him, no?</div></div>

Given our cap situation, what happened with the RFAs last summer, and his playoffs being excellent but not perfect, yes he should take a bridge deal. I think he will, Lou will play hardball with him and Barzal doesn't seem like the type that would hold out, even if he does want his money now. I don't know who his agent is, but I imagine it won't be an awful negotiation.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>justaBoss</b></div><div>That team reminded me a lot of CBJ...just a step up in terms of talent imo.

Trotz have done great job putting that defense in line...sadly since he's not a fan of young talent, solid players like Dobson get a bit sheltered.</div></div>

Trotz doesn't seem to mind young talent with us. Granted, he doesn't have a lot (Barzal, Beau, Dobson), but that hasn't been a sore spot in Trotz's time here. Dobson played in the final minutes of regulation and some of OT last night and looked really really good.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>mhockey91</b></div><div>Especially after giving over 5 million long term to a 3C lol. He’s honestly so overrated. Trotz makes Lou look good. This isles team wouldn’t even make the playoffs without trotz</div></div>

Pageau is incredible. Trotz may have made him a better player, but I don't think any Isles fan would call him overrated or say he's overpaid. I'm a big believer in center depth winning you championships. If you're going to overpay at any position, it's your centers and top pairing defensemen.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>bunzy1034</b></div><div>You need a sniper ;) how about Laine for Pulock, will be willing to take a cap dump to add to the trade</div></div>

I said this in another thread, but it's so funny how the Jets and Islanders are great trading partners, but only if they want to do a blockbuster. I would absolutely love a deal for Laine, but it'd be hard to trade Pulock for him.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>aadoyle</b></div><div>what they need is a franchise star. Tavares leaving still is hurting this team despite them saying otherwise. Barzel just aint that guy yet but could do it one day.</div></div>

While I agree Barzal needs modest improvement and maturity (I kept saying during the playoffs he just needs to calm down and be a little more predictable), Tavares leaving did a lot more good than bad. We wouldn't be in a better spot with Tavares in the lineup or the locker room right now.