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Isles grab Conacher on one-year, $600K deal

Jul 1, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT

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Cory Conacher might be too young to be deemed a “journeyman” NHL forward, yet he’s experienced quite the taste of that life during the last three seasons. He’ll get a chance to prove he can stick with the New York Islanders after signing a one-year, 600K deal with the team (according to New York Newsday’s Arthur Staple).

Here’s a look at the 24-year-old forward’s path in the NHL since the 2012-13 season:

Considering this contract, the ride could very well continue for Conacher.

Still, this could also be a remarkably good match. For all the criticisms Islanders GM Garth Snow receives, he’s developed quite a knack for identifying undervalued talent other teams give up on. Matt Moulson is probably the best example of his fine touch with “scrap heap” options, yet the list is fairly impressive.

Much of Conacher’s success might depend upon where he lands in the Islanders’ lineup. If nothing else, he gets a chance to show that he can stick with a team as an under-sized player.

  1. spezzdispenser - Jul 1, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    put him with Tavares and maybe he finds the form he had when he played with Stamkos

  2. powerpop18 - Jul 1, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Wang and Snow are the cheapest MFs in the NHL. Fighting to get to the salary floor, not the cap. Another cast off and more minor leaguers fill the roster. The Sabres are already salivating over next year’s draft pic.

  3. peter845 - Jul 1, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    They are cheap, but not every team can have money like the rangers! Despite that, I believe they will make the play offs next season! ;)

  4. peter845 - Jul 1, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    Plus, rangers are buying the whole product every time they trade or sign! So give isles at least a little bit of credit….

  5. djshnooks - Jul 2, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    As a Sabres fan this is hilarious. Conacher is horrible…and don’t forget the fact Tim Murray knows him very well.

    He didn’t want him on one of the worst scoring teams the NHL has ever seen.

  6. bennydabeata - Jul 2, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    He suffers from Tyler Myers/Del Zotto disease

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