Here is the way I'm looking at the Panarin thing. He pretty much ****** Columbus and left the Isles high and dry. The way the Rangers get their UFAs, it was only a matter of time before they got another similar UFA, whether it be Hall next year, etc. etc. The reason I bring that up is, with good/great NHLers knocking down the door to play for that sh!t franchise, they were likely to be good anyway. The Islanders were smoke and mirrors last year due to insane goaltending that will not be repeated. They are not a good team and Panarin would obviously make them more "real". Columbus is about to lose their #1C (Duchene), best player (Panarin), top 3 goalie in the league (Bobrovsky), and middle six forward (Dzingel). Yes, they have some pieces in Jones, Werenski, and Dubois, but they are going to be pretty bad. 2 teams in the division got a lot worse.