Hockey Eberle’s re-signing is positive sign for Islanders’ outlook by Chris Passarelli June 14, 2019 Jordan Eberle re-upping with the Islanders for five more seasons is a sign of a few things; One of course is that Lou Lamoriello is working his magic once again. The pending UFA would have been a hot commodity on the open market but somehow Lou negotiated him down to a $5.5M AAV over five years, less than what he was receiving on his first long term deal with the Edmonton Oilers. The second and more important sign is that clearly Jordan Eberle and the rest of these Islanders believe in themselves and think they’re ready to take the next step. The below quote pretty much represents what Eberle believes, and he also stated in the same interview that this team was very tight-knit. #Isles Jordan Eberle: "I’m not a young buck anymore. I’m 29. Definitely winning becomes more of a priority…In my mind, I like the direction the Islanders are going….I think we have as good a chance as any team, in my mind." — Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday) June 14, 2019 For a team that was once the laughing stock of the NHL (multiple times) it says a lot when a player actually takes a hometown discount to stay with them. It shows people already in the organization that there’s a true belief of future success, and shows people outside the organization that it’s a great place to play and live. Jordan Eberle essentially restored the faith of the Islanders fans with this contract. Obviously there’s a bit of hyperbole but when was the last time a star in the league took less money to stay with them? Hell, John Tavares could have made more money contractually with the Islanders but chose to leave. This organization is heading in the right direction and it all starts at the top. It’s been said over and over but Lou Lamoriello, Barry Trotz and the rest of the Islanders’ ownership and front office prove that with the right people in place this team can contend for years. With shovels hopefully being put in the ground soon for Belmont there’s a lot to look forward to in the future. The whole Jordan Eberle conference call can be found below; https://twitter.com/NYIslanders/status/1139609262651523072 Post Views: 617 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Chris Passarelli Football Editor - Hockey Editor - New York Islanders Lead Writer - New York Lizards Lead Writer - UConn Football Lead Writer Latest posts by Chris Passarelli (see all) Bigger is Better; SoFi Stadium Completes Largest Videoboard in Sports - July 1, 2020 Smoltz, Vrabel and Brown talk American Century Championship and Everything in Between - June 30, 2020 Nassau Coliseum to shutter indefinitely - June 17, 2020 How the Pause Affects the Islanders’ Stanley Cup Dreams - June 15, 2020 Related TopicsBarry TrotzJordan EberleLou LamorielloNew York Islanders Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Headlines Trending Videos College DEVELOPING: The REAL reason why Rasir Bolton left Penn State Baseball MLB COVID Tracker Baseball MLB Announces Results of Early Testing, Names Released BIZ “Ticket to Ride” Campaign Benefits Fantastic Friends of WNY FACES Hard work has led to success for John Jacob in high school football FACES Angelo DeSalvo Enjoys Successful Career in Coaching High School Football Baseball Yankees’ Billy Martin’s Luxury Lake House For Sale College Ranking the Big Ten QBs Ahead of the 2020 Season FACES Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) FACES Women in Sports Interview Series: National Lacrosse League Host & Producer, Devan Kaney (VIDEO) Football “Overtime” – Ep. 43: New York Guardians 2020 Season Opener (Video) BIZ “Overtime” – Ep. 40: NY Raptors Thanksgiving Classic 2019 (VIDEO) Podcasts More in Hockey Edmonton, Toronto Selected As Hub Cities For the first time since 2011, the Stanley Cup will be awarded in Canada.... You Know I’m Right, Episode 21: Nathan’s Hot Dog-Eating Contest, Cam Newton And Barry Bonds (Audio) On the 21st episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese discuss: 2020 Nathan’s... 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Predictions: Conference Finals The final four teams are left in the staff-predicted Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket. We... Winners and Losers of the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery The 2020 NHL Draft Lottery came up with shocking results. A placeholder team won... Islanders re-sign Eberle to five year contract Is Matt Niskanen Really an Upgrade Over Radko Gudas?