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No Recent Contract Talks Between RFA Brock Nelson And The New York Islanders

from Arthur Staple of Newsday,

The clock is ticking for the Islanders and restricted free agent Brock Nelson, who is still without a contract as Thursday's start of training camp looms.

With that kind of pressure, there should be some negotiating between the two camps, but Nelson's agent, Ron Salcer, said that is far from the case.

"We haven't heard from them in six weeks," Salcer told Newsday on Monday. "Garth [Snow, the Islanders' general manager] and I talked six weeks ago after they made an offer, which was nowhere near commensurate with what players like Brock are making. Garth said he'd get back to me and that was it. No negotiations whatsoever."


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Colossal Cap Hit's avatar

I think the Islanders are being prudent. I don’t understand why so many teams give three-year contracts at inflated salaries to cost-controlled RFAs. It makes little sense in terms of managing the cap and/or budget. From an organizational perspective, it has to be either a long deal for bigger money or a short deal for low salary.

Apparently, the Islanders offered Nelson a seven-year deal last season but he turned it down. I guess his agent overplayed his hand when Nelson was on a hot streak, and now the player either takes a lower salary for a couple of years or makes even less in Europe.

Posted by Colossal Cap Hit on 09/16/15 at 02:13 AM ET

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