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Andrew Ladd Placed On Waivers By The New York Islanders

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Andrew Ladd was placed on waivers by the New York Islanders on Thursday.

The 33-year-old forward completed a conditioning stint at Bridgeport of the American Hockey League after recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL on May 31. Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello told Newsday the team had not seen enough from Ladd to believe he's ready to return to the NHL. If Ladd clears, he'll be reassigned to Bridgeport.

Ladd, who signed a seven-year contract with the Islanders on July 1, 2016, has 71 points (38 goals, 33 assists) in 177 games with New York.

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TreKronor's avatar

Ahh yes, one of Garth Snow’s last bad signings.

Posted by TreKronor on 11/14/19 at 01:48 PM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

2016 was the year of some sheity big dollar UFA long term deals, especially players that left for new teams.

Milan Lucic, Edmonton Oilers, seven years, $42 million: BUST
Loui Eriksson, Vancouver Canucks, six years, $36 million: Healthy Scratch this year.
David Backes, Boston Bruins, five years, $30 million: Likely done, healthy scratch last year.
Andrew Ladd, New York Islanders, seven years, $38.5 million:
Frans Nielsen, Detroit Red Wings, six years, $31.5 million: Would be a healthy scratch on most teams.

Kyle Okposo might be the loan exception here.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerGod's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 11/14/19 at 02:55 PM ET

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Eriksson and Nielsen don’t fit the mold, but you could add a handful more names from recent years and what jumps out
is how almost predictably power forwards in particular slow down and get
banged up as they approach thirty.

Maybe if you think a guy who plays that heavy game is the one missing piece,
it makes sense to overpay in the short term. But signing aging power forwards to long term deals rarely seems to work out even in the beginning.

Posted by lefty.30 on 11/14/19 at 08:12 PM ET

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