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Brett Gallant

The Islanders’ Calvin de Haan controls the puck against the Rangers during the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on Jan. 29, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Islanders Continue Spending, Lock Up Defenseman De Haan, Center Cizikas

The Islanders’ payroll is currently ranked 17th in the NHL. That may seem like a fairly benign statistic to most, but to the fans of this beleaguered franchise it’s a further sign of a philosophical shift in thinking.

07/15/2014