What you need to know about the NHL’s “Toy Box” collection
On Saturday, the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers will be back in action for the first time since last season’s Stanley Cup final.
While it will be the first game between the teams since the team’s Stanley of the Year was awarded to Philadelphia, the two teams have a lot in common.
Both teams are owned by billionaire financier and sports magnate Robert Klemko.
While Klemkos team is not the first to make headlines for its obsession with “golf balls” or other sports collectibles, it has a history of making the most of its resources, and for a while that was no different this season.
While the Islanders’ collection was certainly impressive, the Flyers collection is arguably even more impressive.
The Flyers had the league’s third-largest luxury tax bill in 2017-18.
While it’s not surprising that they have the largest collection, it’s also not surprising when you consider they have two of the league-leading 10 top draft picks.
The Islanders, on the other hand, have a collection that’s actually bigger than its top-10 pick, with the likes of defenseman Mark Streit, goalie Michael Grabner and forward Jakub Voracek all coming off the books after this season and not on the roster.
So, what does that mean for the rest of the collection?
The Isles have the third-biggest collection in the league, according to NHL.com.
In fact, the team is currently second only to the Dallas Stars, who have 10 players signed through 2020.
The Flyers have the most in the League at 10.
So what do we make of this?
The Flyers are probably the most surprising in the NHL to have a large collection of collectibles.
The team had to cut ties with three players in the offseason, but they still have some big names to keep the team going and a few top prospects.
The only real downside is that the team could lose some of its most valuable assets, and that’s why they’ve chosen to keep them for now.
The Isles are one of the top teams in the East right now and their collection of big names is just as impressive.
While some might view it as a bit much to spend on toys, the Isles are doing something that is even more important: they’re using their huge resources to develop prospects.
It’s something that could help them in the long run, too.
While the Flyers have already signed some big-name prospects to contracts through 2020, the Islanders are not just building up their young players but also building up prospects to compete for NHL jobs.
With the team having a huge collection of assets, they have more room to develop and to grow in the future than the other teams in their division.
And it’s the future that could pay off for both teams.
The Islanders are in a good position heading into the playoffs, having a chance to win the Presidents’ Trophy with a strong run in the playoffs.
While their big-ticket acquisitions, like Jakub Vrana and Alex Killorn, could help the team in the short term, they are also in a position to grow and become a contender down the road.
And that’s exactly what they’re doing right now.
While they’ve only had six players signed, it could all come together for the Islanders.
The club has already shown a strong commitment to young players, signing four of their top 10 picks in the 2017 NHL Draft.
With this roster, they could potentially be one of two or three teams to win a playoff series with a winning record.