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via Katie Strrang tweet,
Source tells me Josh Bailey and #isles have reached a deal. Two years, $2.1M total
A few other sources have also stated the above…
Shortly before 1 PM, John Tavares put pen to paper and finalized his six-year contract extension for a total of $33 million. This is a fantastic deal for both the Islanders and for Tavares. Comparing the JT deal with the recent Tyler Myers deal in Buffalo, I think the Isles get a much better value. The cap hit per season for the JT and Myers deals are the same at $5.5 million.
With rookie camp beginning September 10th and full team practices beginning on September 17th, TII looks at five questions for the Islanders heading into training camp.
1. What will happen with the Josh Bailey contract negotiations?
Bailey and the Isles really need to come to an agreement before training camp begins or it could start getting ugly. Owner Charles Wang will stick to his strategy that no player will be on the team during the season if they are not signed before training camp. One sticking point in contract negotiations may be the length of the deal. The Islanders have a lot of good centers on their team and have a lot of good center prospects in their system. While Bailey is still very young at 21, he needs to begin producing in line with being the 9th overall draft pick or the Isles may be forced to go in a different direction. There has been a lot of trade speculation about Bailey and I think the Isles may still be looking to add a veteran defenseman before the season starts. If the Isles are committed to Bailey, they need to sign him in the very near future or things could get ugly. I think the team and Bailey will come to an agreement soon, but it is not as much of a guarantee as once thought.
Josh Bailey is a good, young forward with a lot of potential, but is he worth keeping if the Isles can snag a blue line presence to help solidify one of the weaknesses of the team?
Let’s break down Bailey’s career to this point. He was drafted ninth overall in the 2008 entry draft. In his rookie season, he tallied seven goals and 18 assists for 25 points in 68 games played. In the 2009-2010 season, Bailey’s second full season in the NHL, he netted 16 goals and added 19 helpers for 35 points. Last season, Bailey took a step backward with 11 goals and 17 assists in 70 games. Bailey certainly has not lived up to expectations in his first three seasons and needs to take a step forward this season. Line combinations are speculation at this point, but it looks as if he will center the line with Blake Comeau and Michael Grabner. Bailey is a restricted free agent this offseason.
I like Bailey as a player and believe that if he stays with the Islanders he will turn into a solid 2nd line center. I hope that Bailey stays with the Isles because I think he will fulfill his potential. After all, he is still only 21 years old.
from Arthur Staple of Newsday,
The losses still hurt Josh Bailey. Watching the Islanders, his Islanders, on television rather than being in the middle of it all doesn’t take away much of the frustration.
“The last couple of games I was there,” he says, “it felt like going into the game that it was David vs. Goliath. That’s a terrible mindset to have and it takes time to break out of that. You need to slowly regain your confidence after that, but it’s frustrating . . . You can just feel it, even when you’re not there.”
But playing hockey is fun again for Bailey, the 21-year-old former first-round draft pick who had, until Nov. 24, known nothing but the NHL in his professional career. He’s got five goals and 14 points in nine games for Bridgeport, which is 5-1-3 in the games Bailey’s played.
The Bolts Beat, 10/19/10: Lightning on the Road and a Look Ahead, Plus NHL Officiating Issues & More
In the latest episode of The Bolts Beat, the boys discuss the Tampa Bay Lightning’s first road swing of the season and preview the week ahead for the Bolts, Jon’s “What the Hell Was That?” segment brings up an interesting debate on replay, major penalties and the like, Mike defends referees (a sure sign of the apocalypse) and much more.
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Today’s three cheers, saluting those who deserve as much for their performances yesterday:
***Cheers to Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo, whose 41 saves thwarted the efforts of his former club, the Florida Panthers en route to the first win of the season for the Canucks. Luongo’s .973 save percentage through his club’s first two games is hardly anything to scoff at and his quick start is a great sign for a Canucks team with extremely high hopes for the season. As for Florida, 42 shots on goal are great but three goals through two games won’t get the job done and that sort of paltry offensive production could be exactly what keeps the Panthers from succeeding this season. Tomas Vokoun can only keep opponents at bay to a certain extent.
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TORONTO (April 9, 2010) - Pittsburgh Penguins forward Alexei Ponikarovsky has been suspended for two games, without pay, for a boarding penalty on New York Islanders forward Josh Bailey during NHL game #1200 against the New York Islanders last night, the National Hockey League announced.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Ponikarovsky will forfeit $21,813.48. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Ponikarovsky was assessed a major penalty for boarding and game misconduct at 3:01 of the third period. Bailey was injured on the play.
Ponikarovsky will miss the Penguins’ final two regular season games - Saturday at Atlanta and Sunday at the New York Islanders.
If you missed the hit, you can view it here.
Josh Bailey suffered a cut on the play, did not return but should be ok.
update 2:50pm, Now reports state Bailey out 4-5 weeks with facial lacerationsw.
from Greg Logan of On the Islanders Beat,
Ninth overall draft pick Josh Bailey could have returned quietly to Windsor as soon as he recovered from the lower body injury he suffered in training camp, and all concerned would have praised the skill he showed and the wisdom of the club to let him mature as captain of the Spitfires and a member of Team Canada at the World Junior Championships after Christmas in Ottawa.
But quite simply, the Islanders need a bright light like Bailey far more than he needs them. In the midst of their struggles in the third period to hold leads and sustain an aggressive attack, Bailey’s continued development has been one of the sources of evidence that management might be on the right track in building for the future, which can’t come soon enough for general manager Garth Snow and coach Scott Gordon.