Boyes an Islander.

Isles sign Boyes.

The New York Islanders have signed former Sabres winger Brad Boyes to a one-year, $1 million contract.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Boyes stock has really dropped since his career-best 72 point season in 2008-09, and his new contract – a steep cut from the $4 million per he made on his previous deal – is indicative of that decline. Still, it’s an affordable gamble for the Islanders, who need a replacement for departed winger P.A. Parenteau.


  1. The prohockeytalk web site has a lot of comments from Boyes blasting Lindy Ruff. How many people have to do it before Pegula figures it out that he might have a problem?

  2. Brad Boyes underachieved in Buffalo. When acquired in 2011, the Sabres were in need of a center, and, at the same time, changed ownership. His time with the Islanders can see him resurrect his productivity, or determine his 72-point season with the Blues was a cinderella story.

  3. Lindy Ruff will be fired by end of November if Bflo starts slow.