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03:16 PM ET 06.04 | The New York Islanders are hoping to begin contract negotiations with restricted free agents Josh Bailey and Travis Hamonic in the near future. Evgeni Nabokov is expected to be re-signed by the team prior to July 5. Brad Boyes is not expected to return next season, but the two sides are apparently still engaging in discussions. However, captain Mark Streit will not return next year and plans to test free agency. In addition to altering the team's defense corps, the move will likely change the leadership structure of the club. One would imagine John Tavares will be named the team's next captain.

Arthur Staple

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June 4, 2013  03:21 PM ET

Who the **** is Arthur Staple?

June 4, 2013  03:21 PM ET
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Who the **** is Arthur Staple?

Isles beat writer for Newsday.

June 4, 2013  03:22 PM ET

Two Isles threads in the last hour is even overkill for me.

June 4, 2013  03:26 PM ET

mr. Streit is more than welcome in manhattan

June 4, 2013  03:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Who the **** is Arthur Staple?

He is fasten-ating

June 4, 2013  03:39 PM ET
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He is fasten-ating

well, that was easy

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June 4, 2013  04:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Who the **** is Arthur Staple?

Look in your pantry, everybody has him

June 4, 2013  04:12 PM ET
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mr. Streit is more than welcome in manhattan

Torts isn't going to want that kind of player on his.......oh wait.

June 4, 2013  04:12 PM ET

How 'bout Dion (to replace Streit and to be the new Captain) for Tavares. Better to get something for him, since everyone knows Johnny T wants to come home to TOR.

June 4, 2013  04:27 PM ET
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Look in your pantry, everybody has him

Art is in the eye of the beholder

June 4, 2013  04:40 PM ET
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How 'bout Dion (to replace Streit and to be the new Captain) for Tavares. Better to get something for him, since everyone knows Johnny T wants to come home to TOR.

By everyone do you mean Argos, Danny, and yourself?

June 4, 2013  08:43 PM ET
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Who the **** is Arthur Staple?

He's the guy that sells popcorn at the Center that bears his name in L.A. during the playoffs.

June 5, 2013  03:15 AM ET
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Two Isles threads in the last hour is even overkill for me.

they played the Pens tough they actually rate more than 1 a month now

June 5, 2013  09:01 AM ET
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they played the Pens tough they actually rate more than 1 a month now

And every third thread will NOT be about DP

June 5, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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mr. Streit is more than welcome in manhattan

Wait till you hear what he turned down.

3yrs 15mil --- Way to much for a guy who will only run your PP. And he wants at least 5.5 per yr and multiple yrs. Who is the crazy team that is going to give it to him? My guess is the Jackets or Panthers

 
June 5, 2013  01:50 PM ET
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Wait till you hear what he turned down.3yrs 15mil --- Way to much for a guy who will only run your PP. And he wants at least 5.5 per yr and multiple yrs. Who is the crazy team that is going to give it to him? My guess is the Jackets or Panthers

Can't say the Isles didn't put their best foot forward for him. If he wants more, he should walk. You're right it'll be some desperate team like that looking for a splash-type FA landing....

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