New York Islanders season preview: Team brings lofty goals to Barclays Center
OCT 6, 9:40a ET | Bill Bernardi
Rotowire: Aug 26 / 9:57p ET
News: Okposo and the Islanders have begun talks on a new contract, Islanders Point Blank reports.
Impact: Both sides are hoping to get an agreement done before the start of the season, but the parameters on a new deal could be difficult to negotiate. Okposo will make $4.5 million this season and could command a deal north of $6 million per year on the open market, a figure the Islanders may not be willing to approach at this time. If the two sides can't come to an agreement before the start of the season then Okposo's name will be one we will hear quite often in trade rumors.