HockeyEberle’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, 2019For 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: 877The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsChris PassarelliFootball Editor - Hockey Editor - New York Islanders Lead Writer - New York Lizards Lead Writer - UConn Football Lead WriterLatest posts by Chris Passarelli (see all) NFL Network to Premiere ‘The Top 100 Players of 2020’ on July 26 - July 22, 2020 The ‘Toilet Bowl’ may be coming to Western New York - July 16, 2020 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 Related TopicsBarry TrotzJordan EberleLou LamorielloNew York Islanders Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 How Former NFL Scout and Coach Chris Landry Became an Entrepreneur and Sportscaster by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 23, 2021 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020More in Hockey Tim Peel is Discharged After Caught on Hot MicTim Peel was Discharged from the NHL After He was Caught on the Hot... NHL, Amazon Web Services Partner to Develop New Stats, Data, and InsightsThe National Hockey League (NHL) is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in an... You Know I’m Right, Episode 81: ESPN’s Arda Ocal (Audio/Video)On the 81st episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 80: MSG Network’s Bill Pidto (Audio/Video)On the 80th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Islanders re-sign Eberle to five year contract Is Matt Niskanen Really an Upgrade Over Radko Gudas?