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You be the GM: What should Isles do in offseason?

Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello speaks with the

Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello speaks with the media during practice at Northwell Health Ice Center on April 19. Credit: James Escher

The Islanders have been eliminated from the playoffs after falling to the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The Isles were one of the biggest surprises in the NHL this season after former captain John Tavares decided to sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs last offseason. They finished 48-27-7 in the regular season, good for second in the Metropolitan Division under new president and general manager Lou Lamoriello and head coach Barry Trotz.

If you were given the reins of the Islanders, what moves would you make this offseason? Share your thoughts on what direction the team should go below.

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I believe Lou Lamoriello's first objective is to re-sign Robin Lehner and determine his salary cap hit and term.

John Bayat, Merrick

Sign the UFAs first and use the remaining cap money on Panarin or Duchene

Patrick Condello, Hazlet,NJ

Re-sign JSH! We've messed with this kid's career enough. Now pay the man

Kenneth Entler, Atlantique Fire Island


Howard Fahner, Bellerose

I would re-sign Anders Lee to a 5-year deal in the 5.5 million range if possible. I'd sign Lehner to a 4-year, 4.5...

John Said, London, ON, Canada

Fire the coach. Get a coach who knows how to get the kids ready to play.

Keith Hatchet, Medford

If Ho-Sang isn't in the plans, trade him!!

Richard De Maria, Wantagh

Play more games at the Nassau Coliseum

Maid Marion, Uniondale

What the team needs is a proven scorer in order to play a different style at times.

Michael DeMeo, Venice, Fla.

Go after Panarin and/or Jeff Skinner in free agency.

Jason Sassenoff, Malverne

Lee is too slow, sign him and trade him for Dumba or Truba.

James Kwasny , Hinton, Ab

1) Re-sign lee and lehner and maybe Nelson. 2) Let kuhnakle and eberle walk. 3) Try to get big name UFA such as duchene or...

Ezra Polansky , New York

Go back to the Coliseum and play a full season plus the playoffs if we make it there again, but not just because that's...

Walter william, Nassau County

With scoring an issue and Eberle walking, offensive help is my primary goal.

Thomas Moritz, Hicksville

Sign Lee 6x7M Sign Lehner 5x5M Let Eberle walk Make offers to Duchene and Panarin Most likely they sign in Nashville, FLA...

Gary Waksman , Brooklyn

Sign Lee, Lehner and Nelson to reasonable contracts and Panarin and E Karlsson to upgrade the offense and point defenseman...

J Hoelzle , Oceanside

Sign Lehner to a 4 year deal.

Michael Logiudice , North Babylon

I would re-sign Lee and Lehner. Trade Leddy + for Nylander. Sign Duchene and Hayes. Bring Sorokin over and trade Greiss....

James Lynch, Old Bridge NJ

Team needs more scoring, more size and grit.

L R Warfield, Jericho

No question that we need elite goal scorers. Re-sign Lee, Lehner and Nelson. Buyout Ladd and bring up young talent.

Sean Higgins, East Setauket

Upgrade top 6 forwards. Need a sniper. Also a top 3 defenseman. Bring back goalies.

Larry Holzberg , Smithtown

Need a few high end forwards, guys who can carry a team for spurts, bolster the D, and fix the bottom 6. Too many older,...

David Goldstein, Massapequa

Trade Leddy, Ho Sang, MDC, draft pick and a piece for the best NHLer you can get.

Gary Davidson, Old Bethpage

Re-sign Lehner and go out and get two top scoring forwards!

Brian Flanagan, South Setauket

Need some speed and one more elite scorer.

Alfred Frank Jr, West Babylon

Nelson walk, Eberle if he wants more than 5.5 same for Lee. Val would be fine if he signs an identical deal as this year or...

Adam, New York City

Look for a scorer or 2 who has some term left and trade. We would probably have to overpay for any free agents.

Frank Tickle, Concord, NC

Need to shed unproductive wingers. All played well this season, but we need to score more.

Kevin Wolf, Kings Park

Sign Skinner. Trade for Larkin. Let Ebs and Nelson walk. Sign Lehner and Lee. Take a flyer on Simmonds.

Bradley Smith, West islip

Must re-sign Lee (must do he is captain) and Lehner to long-term deals.

Rich Teed, Dix Hills

Two 40 goal scorers would be nice

Kevin O’Leary, Manorville

Get rid of Gomez, Komarov and Bailey. Need a scoring center and an elite winger for Barzal.

Johnny Mac, Kings Park

Get out of Barclays and play exclusively at the Barn

Stephen Abramowitz , Commack

Need to emphasize the importance of shooting the puck, we pass way too much before shooting or losing the puck.

Alan Cano, Horizon City, TX

They have laid the foundation, now it is time to add the missing pieces.

Jeremy Leonhardt, Wading River

Build the team to win the Cup the year we move to Belmont.

Patrick Tracey, West Islip

Revamp the already revamped Coliseum and keep the Islanders there. We need two new snipers on offense. Drill down the power...

Tony Auffant, Islip Terrace

Get out of Brooklyn. It is sucking the life out of the players & fans.

Michael ODonnell , Holtsville

We need more scoring and a guy who can win faceoffs.

Bill Dickhut , Patchogue

I would see what the market value is for a possible Leddy trade during the draft period.

Chuck Acosta, Valley Stream

1. Move ALL games to Nassau. 2. Do not re-sign Eberle 3. Only sign Nelson and Lee if team-friendly contract 4. Do not...

Tom B, Oyster Bay

Get much more offensive minded on the power play.

Brian J McEvoy, South Hempstead

Some tough decisions have to be made with some popular players.

Bob Hughes, Hicksville

Re-sign Lehner, Filppula, Lee. These should be priorities.

Peter LoPalo, Basking Ridge, NJ

Play every game at the Barn

Peter Kehayes, Old Bethpage

Don't be afraid to open your wallet for our captain, Anders Lee.

Kelly Lilly, Bay Shore

Do everything and anything possible to sign a proven high-scoring forward.

Paul Signorile, Port Washington

Goal scoring! Goal scoring! Goal scoring!

Fabri, Melville

Offense! Defense looks solid.

Dave Lappin, Charlotte, NC (Ex of East Meadow)

They need a better second-line center

Dave Sobel, Smithtown

Trust the process

Jimmy z, Long Beach

In Lou we trust!

Kyran Connelly, Wantagh

Re-sign Lee (long term) and Lehner (short term). See what the market is for Nelson. Let Eberle walk. Trade D depth for a...

James C Lynch, Poughquag

Love the team we have, if possible another blue liner, another power forward. Goaltending leave alone, it's perfect.

David Gignac, St Catharines ,Ontario Canada

Let Lee and Nelson walk and sign Panarin and Duchene

Rob picone, Shoreham

We are close but a few solid players away.

Scott D, Stony Brook

Sign Panarin!!!

Nicholas Pappas, Bridgewater

Retain their pending free agents, and add some offensive firepower to the first line

Ted Rigas, Lindenhurst

Get a scorer or two, improve the power play, fire Scott Gomez

Anthony Strianese, Oceanside

New power play coach. Re-sign Eberle. Cut Clutterbuck, get Duchene.

Tom Tiedees, Cold Spring Harborr

The Isles need two pure goal scorers on this team, particularly for the power play

Glen Orenstein, Merrick

Focus must be on improving goal offense at center and wing position

josh charles, Oceanside

Bring in some finesse forwards via trade or FA

Lou Zed, Selden

Go get Sorokin at whatever cost.

David K, Wantagh

Need to bring in a scorer.

Bruce Gordon, Plainview

The Islanders need to buy some "Hurricane Insurance."

Pete DeNigris, Babylon Village

Get rid of some dead wood

Carmine Yevoli, Elmont

Let’s see if Lou understands where the game has gone

Mike Housman , Weare

Whatever keeps Lou happy.

Louis Adamo, Deer Park

Re-sign Lehner, bring up Ho-Sang, Bellows, sign Duchene, Lee.

Steven Michael , Brentwood

There are winners and there are champions.

Jonathan schubert, Plainview

Offensive weapons are needed for the power play and also for five-on-five.

Michael Scholz, Middle Village,NY

The future is very bright

Patrick dowd, Bay shore

I'd like to see them re-sign Lehner, Lee and Eberle and then go get a top defensemen and a top-six center.

John Pisano , North Haven

Four steps

Trum, East Rockaway

They need several top six scorers.

Martin Denman, Southampton

Offense, offense, offense.

D Friedlander , Wading River