Brad Boyes is likely to get a nice raise from the $1 million he's making this season with the Islanders.
Islanders general manager Garth Snow was trying to work out an extension before the deadline, but it ultimately didn't work out. That might end up being to Boyes' benefit as he has nine goals and 25 assists while playing on the team's first line. "I think I proved what I needed to this season with the deal I took,'' Boyes said. "We'll have to see what happens when this season ends.''