Why on earth would the Islanders want to take that horrible deal? Unless of course Holland of course has a real life force trade button but then I'd think there'd be a lot better things he could use that on.
How long are we going to be an "end-of-the-line" team? Because I still see guys like Cleary and Samuelsson being brought in repeatedly. That philosophy is all well and good...when you don't have the talent to win now. We do have the talent to win now.
Or better yet why do we keep bringing them back when we have too many younger guys over ripening in the minors that never see the light of day here? That Cleary fiasco enraged me exactly because of this. Holland was finally showing that he was willing to part with guys that have spent too much time here and simply have nothing left in the tank, only for Cleary to come begging back hours later and Holland standing there with open arms.
We have better, younger, and most importantly CHEAPER guys ready to go, and if they aren't they shouldn't be in GR anyway. That's what we need to do. It's like everything this organization does is stuck in the past and afraid to move forward into the future for some reason.
One more thing. This team lacks an identity. What are we supposed to be? We're not a puck possession team. We're not a physical grinding team. We're not a solid defensive team. We're not a speedy team. We're just kind of a mix of things that averages out into nothing.