Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Fedotenko an Isle

TFP has learned that the New York Islanders have signed unrestricted free agent winger Ruslan Fedotenko to a one-year contract.

The native of Kiev, USSR (Russia) will earn $2.9 million next season.
That's a lot for a guy coming off a 12-goal, 32-point season, but Garth Snow obviously had to do something. Fedotenko's only 28 and has 30-goal potential, so not a bad flyer on a guy who should be able to play on the top two lines.

Slava Kozlov re-signing in Atlanta is the day's other big move so far. I'll update the 'who's left' list here shortly.


At 4:01 p.m., July 04, 2007, Blogger Jes Gőlbez said...

Brendan Morrison has 30-goal potential, but that doesn't mean he'll actually score 30 goals.

This is another overpay move by the Isles, who obviously grasped the first straw they could. Yes, Fedo is a decent 3rd line type who can chip in a few goals, but he's nowhere near a $2.9mil player.

At 4:22 p.m., July 04, 2007, Blogger J. Michael Neal said...

Overpaying on a one year contract is something the Islanders should be doing at this point. There's no way they can reach the salary cap by signing players who are actually worth what they are paying, and one year contracts have no impact on future years. Snow should be looking to throw huge piles of cash at the best players left.


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