New York Giants select G Eric Herman

The New York Giants selected G Eric Herman with the 225th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Herman, an Ohio University product, played four seasons with the Bobcats. In 2011, he was named to the All-MAC second team and started every game. Last year, he played in all 13 games.

Herman is listed at 6′ 4″ and 320 lbs.




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hoser_14
hoser_14

This should have taken Chairman Wang about 15 seconds to cash in his clips and declare victory.    It's time for Chuckles to go and please take the Back-up Goalie turned GM and all his lackeys and yes-persons with him.  

dinbigd
dinbigd

I think its kind of funny how people are debating who to trade for ,what FA to sign etc. Have we all not seen enough of Garths charades to address needs? If you've been asleep for the last 8 yrs I'll fill you in. Waiver wire is numero uno ,trades are non existent unless of course its picks for more picks, & FA the player must meet a criteria of not being wanted by anyone else due to the stage of their career (age). So while it used to be fun to debate ,fantasize , or just flat out hope for legit improvement I've seen enough to know this will not happen. As for Garths arrogant azz saying certain players aren't in Isles plans or that they never considered that player I think is a direct correlation of why many refuse to sign here. Who on the Isles other than JT has any real value? After JT the falloff is huge w/ nice/good players amounting to 2 or 3. After that its all potential & not up to par scrap heap pick ups. Garth knows best though so he'll publically voice his opinions of how certain above average players are not in his plans. Who in their right mind would want to play for this guy?

Kevin Sharkey
Kevin Sharkey

Mr. Shultz, Dont EVER quote ANYTHING from Wysh-stinks-i or the other hacks at Puck Daddy. You are better than that. The reason why there was no mention of Halak is because Wysh is a troll when it comes to the Islanders. He only writes negative stories about the team (if you could call what he does writing). The Isles could sign Sydney Crosby and he would write something disparaging about it.

willymayshays
willymayshays

I think the Islanders will move this yrs pick.

If the Islanders could get a NHL player that improves the team Immediately, it's a no brainer, IMO.  I love building through the draft, BUT it's impossible to fill every hole that way.  Fill your biggest need with that trade (picks and prospects)  THEN (maybe) you can garner some interest  from one the available free agents.

Keane
Keane

Stralman will be overpriced after that playoff run. Let someone else pay him more than he's worth.

Dominick J. De Angelis
Dominick J. De Angelis

I'd kick the tires as well with Stralman.....wants to stop moving around and looking for security? How about a 3-5 year deal basically staying put ( Brooklyn vs. Manhattan)?

Brian Delaney
Brian Delaney

I would definitely kick the tires on Stralman.

If the Rangers are not in on him maybe he signs for a little less than other destinations to stay on the Island.

Rich Colacino
Rich Colacino

Spezza did us a a favor....he's a dog like Yashin.

mrcisback
mrcisback

 Anton Stralman is a defenseman i'd be very interested in if i were Islanders. If he did some how sign with the Islanders he'd have to get used to the abuse he would get from Ranger fans every time they play at MSG.

Don22
Don22

@willymayshays I agree.  Do think that needs to be a veteran D man or another need?  We've been down this road before and I've been open that I think if you trade the #5 it has to be for a veteran D man that can play top minutes and contribute.  I just don't know who that guy is.

metzfan22
metzfan22

@Keane  Noooo nonononono Stralman is going to be one of the more underpaid free agents. This guy could be the most underrated defenseman in the league. I would easily give him $4M for 4-5 years. 

tag1
tag1

@mrcisback  mrc please you've been giving the Garden crowd way too much credit, it's not the big bad Garden it used to be, if a NHL player can't handle the hostile suits at the garden they shouldn't be in the league.


As far as Stralman goes I would take him in a second on the Isles if he doesn't sign with the rangers and he wants to stay in the area the problem is I think Lou over in Jersey would also want him and my guess is he would choose the devils over the Isles.

isles23
isles23

Mrc, stralman would be a very nice addition IMO. Good strength, speed, and obviously just gained a lot of playoff experience

willymayshays
willymayshays

@Don22 @willymayshays

I would not confine or box my self in, in any way.  It all depends on what is available.  Yes I think a #1 D-man is our top priority, but I also think a winger might be more reasonable.  Those top d-man don't get moved often because there aren't that many.

Kane is the Most intriguing name I've heard so far.  (Kane/JT/KO )....  “There seems to be more of an appetite for Wpg to deal E.Kane whereas before it was more media driven speculation”  BUT do they want picks and prospects?


It's all about who's avail, and what can get you the best deal.  SO, I'd imagine, who ever it is, it's going to need to be a team that wants a pick and is in "rebuild" or "restock the farm" mode.

Don22
Don22

@metzfan22 @Keane I disagree.  What makes him underrated?  What has he done to earn that?  I think 4 mil is overpaying.  Guys like Matt Greene and Willie Mitchell don't even make that.  Brooks Orpik doesn't even make that.  I'm not saying the Isles shouldn't try for him, but I wouldn't give him more than 2.5 tops per year. 


Would you say he is better than Amac?  To me they are very similar players.  

willymayshays
willymayshays

@metzfan22 @Keane

If he would sign for 3 yrs 12 mil I would do it, but I'm thinking it will be north of 4 yrs 20 mil and that's for a guy who scored 1 (one) goal in the regular season.

Don22
Don22

@tag1 @mrcisback Honestly I don't think the fans would care too much.  They are still too obsessed with Potvin.  

I think it could come down to the Isles and the Devils, but more likely - who is going to give him the longest term contract.  The Isles are in better position to give him the term/dollars he might want.  And ownership/management aside, I also think the Isles have the better upside. Sure, you can never count out a Lamourello team - but I think they will continue slip a little bit before they start to get better.


How does 5 years/3 mil per sound?  Too much?

Don22
Don22

@willymayshays @metzfan22 @Keane I guess if Amac can get 5 mil from someone then so can Stralman.  He will be overpaid by someone, but I don't think it should be the Isles.  There are a lot of other guys they should try to overpay before him.  


Below I said 2.5 tops.  Maybe I would go to 3.5.  But after that I think it's the makings of a bad contract.  

tag1
tag1

@orange2327  I agree Vic but if you have Uncle Lou in Jersey courting you and you have wang/snow courting you who would you sign with, let's face it Vic, as long as the Isles are owned by wang they are considered damaged goods around the league.

willymayshays
willymayshays

@mrcisback @willymayshays @Don22


I heard that too, but I think Kane is going to mature and continue to get better.  If we could get him with out costing us 4 or 5 of our top prospects who are in the NHL or are close I do it.

willymayshays
willymayshays

@Don22 @willymayshays @metzfan22 @Keane


Exactly, it's not just whether it's a good crop of FA's or not it's also about how much are you going to over pay.  Because you're almost definitely going to have to overpay.

Now the Islanders have plenty of space to make some big moves and still stick to a good plan.  BUT if you're going to spend big, it has to also be a significant upgrade.  What's important in my opinion is making sure we have the cap room to resign guys like KO and JT in the near future.  I want to get some real help, but not "long term" help, mostly short term.


1-I don't think Stralman is that big diff maker

2-I think he will get a contract that will overlap JT's pending FA

Don22
Don22

@tag1 @orange2327 Maybe so, but I think Stralman is more in the Amac territory, where he really just wants his payday.  Maybe he chooses a team more ready to win over the Isles, but I don't think he chooses the Devils over the Isles just because of management.


However, let's not forget that Stralman isn't really that big and isn't very physical.  Isn't that the   We've complained as a group about how small our defense is and then we want to bring him in?  He kind of sound like a similar player to Amac.  Plays more of a shot block/position game.

mrcisback
mrcisback

@Don22 @mrcisback @willymayshays Don i think it came from Snows interview on Sirius Radio. I really want the Islanders to trade for Evander Kane  so i was disappointed when i read that quote.

Don22
Don22

@willymayshays I don't think he is a difference maker either,but he can be helpful to an extent.  I will say the same I said about getting Boyle.  If he is the only d-man that they sign, then I don't want it.  If they sign him I still think they need another quality guy.  I don't mind seeing guys like Pokka, Pulock and such start at BP. 

tag1
tag1

@Don22 Do you really want to compare the amount of UFA who won't come to the Isles and the amount of players that have the Isles listed on their NTC to that of the devils? Yes it certainly is all about ownership and management.

willymayshays
willymayshays

@Don22 @willymayshays

Only guy I think should even be considered to start  the NHL season is Reinhart,  for 2 reasons:

1-I think he has the most talent

2-Size, (not just tall, but huge wingspan and good weight/strength)


Pokka, Pulock, Mayfeild, Pelech... they could be ready some point in the season but Prob don't count on it.  I think they should be seen as good options (depth) in the case of injury.

Don22
Don22

@orange2327 @tag1  Why is it that every time I debate with you guys I end up having to defend things that I didn't even say?  Let's get back to my original point which was to say that if it came down to the Isles and Devils, I don't think Stralman is taking less term/money to play there.  If it were between teams the likes of Pittsburgh or LA then maybe that happens.  Stralman isn't the caliber of player that has the luxury of taking less money "to avoid bad ownership".  He is not Spezza, Boyle etc who can do that because a) they have accomplished a lot and b)their age.  So to defend what I didn;t say - I didn't say ownership isn't a reason players won't come here.  I said STRALMAN isn't a player that can make that his criteria.


Now to answer Orange - I didn't say that Amac was better than Stralman.  I said that they were similar players.  They both can move the puck and can provide some offense. Both aren't very physical and rely on shot blocking and positioning to defend rather than knocking someone off the puck.  



Don22
Don22

@tag1 @Don22 @orange2327 Show me a list of that and we can compare.


That's not what I am saying.  I'm just saying that until this year, Stralman has been relatively anonymous.  He played well this year and had a decent playoffs.  It is my opinion that he is not the type of player-nor level of player that is going to accept less money/term to play for the Devils over the Isles.  Maybe he chooses a team in better position to make a run, but I don't think the Devils are that team that beats out the Isles.  The Devils have some cap space, but they need to sign a few of their RFAs including Larsson and they have to think about Schneider, who is UFA next year.  Chances are the Isles can give him more term/money than the Devils.  I could be wrong, but I doubt he is that hot of a commodity that he will have a ton of suitors.  

Don22
Don22

@willymayshays Yes, I agree about Reinhart.  But you see here that some people are expecting to see 2 - 4 rookies on the starting roster.  I can't see that, even if there were openings.

tag1
tag1

@Don22   You asked me for a list of players that won't come to the Isles but will go to the Devils, did you not? Yes or no Don, more players in the NHL would be willing to play for the devils than the Isles?

bammer26
bammer26

@Don22- Easy Donnie...LOL, just a watered down puck blog man. We can all jump in and voice our 0.02 on whatever side of the laundry we stand.

tag1
tag1

@orange2327  Funny the devils were terrible last season and still finished 9 points ahead of the Isles.

tag1
tag1

@orange2327  Even with the devils problems Lamoriello is respected way more throughout the NHL than snow is, it's not even close. I think if both teams want him equally the devils get him.

tag1
tag1

@Don22 @tag1 @orange2327  "Show me a list of that and we can compare."

Show you a list of what?? Spezza's list was just revealed and the Isles are on it and the devils are not. Looks like Boyle wants no part of the Isles, same with Ryan Miller, you're kidding right? It's a known fact that many UFA don't want to come to the Isles, and that the Isles are on the list of many players who have a NTC  I'm not going to even argue this it's so ridiculous. The Isles are not a top or even mid level choice for players thanks to the nut job owner.

Don22
Don22

@tag1 Yes I did. That was a matter-of-fact comment because it really was irrelevant to my point regarding Stralman, not the NHL elites.  Again, I'm not debating that there are players that do not want to play for the Isles because of ownership.  I merely stated that I do not believe that Stralman is in that position to make something like that his deal-breaker. 

Don22
Don22

@bammer26 @Don22 Bammer, its not about that.  I don't know how long you have been on this blog, although it does seem like you know the players well.  Tag, Orange and I have had long-standing debates for quite a long while.  Sometimes the intensity is up a notch, but generally we are just debating.  I'm not punching walls here, but it's more than once that I find myself debating things that I didn't even say.  Maybe I just have a hard time conveying my point in a type format.  LOL.  

Don22
Don22

@orange2327 Dude - look up.  You just wrote - don, stralman is better than Amac period.  I took that as a direct response to my comment that Amac and Stralman are similar players.  They are, and their stats are even similar.  Stralman may be finally coming into his own, but there is no denying they play a similar game.  

bammer26
bammer26

@Don22- I'm a veteran, since Botta opened. I read everyday, post when I can, and have bled (litterally) die hard Islanders since '75. Fought my way out of the Blue seats at MSG back in my days, and as most combative Rag fans found out, it's a plus having taken some self defense with some wrestling in HS.


You know what really bugs me early this summer (besides the obvious numerous franchise issues), is what the hell is Snow planning to do with 7 Dman positions to fill and all of these options? Don't get me wrong, good spot to be in with a real GM, but signed are 3 very questionable bodies still under contract who played last year: Strait, Hickey, and Carkner...


Is Donovan NHL ready? We saw some good things from him last year, but still alot to learn. And the up/down with Bridgeport is not good for a kid's early confidence/development. What about Viz? Is Reinhart going to crack this weak line-up this year? What about Czmanmanman, who played well?

tag1
tag1

@orange2327  At least Lamoriello knows how important the position of goalie is it only took snow 8 years to figure that out.

Don22
Don22

@bammer26 @Don22 OK. I wasn't questioning your creds - just that I haven't really recognized your screen name before not too long ago.  


In regards to the 7 d positions, you are right.  There are some here that want to see them plug in Reinhart, Pulock, Pokka and all of the kids right away.  To me, you just can't do that.  Guys like Strait and HIckey are depth guys, although I think Hickey is ok.  Carkner is there to be plugged in when they play a tougher team.  

There are a lot of potential positives yet a lot of potential pitfalls if certain guys don't develop like we hope.  That's why I do believe they need to bring in at least 1 veteran d man - even if it means some of the young guys start in BP (not Reinhart).  



Don22
Don22

@orange2327 OK, well we can debate how much better than he is than Amac til the cows come home.  I will stand by my assessment that they are similar players.  Stralman may be more physical than Amac, but it's not like he's a beast.  Look at their 2014 hits and block numbers.  Very similar.

Don22
Don22

@orange2327 Playoffs everyone hits.  That's the nature of the game there.  Go check the regular season stats if you want.  Wait, I looked them up for you.  Amac had 69 hits and Stralman had 75.  For comparison, Hickey had 72.  You say that Stralman can man up on good forwards.  Maybe because he is a better skater, but not because he is putting a body on them.  Maybe he forces a pass because he is in the way?  But  Amac is blocking the shots. 


Again, I'm not saying Amac is better.  But I don't think you can say that Stralman - Amac comparison is not even close.  

tag1
tag1

@orange2327  how many GM's would have had DP hang around as long as he did?
 Total incompetence.

bammer26
bammer26

@orange2327 - Yep, that was all Chuck. It was well known that he and DP were tight. Would not surprise me one bit if Ricky is brought back in some capacity in the future. Wang's sale is starting to reak, or lack there of..

tag1
tag1

@orange2327  I know wang was involved but you want the position of GM then you have to take responsibility for the personnel moves that go on with the team and let's not forget DP and snow were friends, another great situation.

bammer26
bammer26

@tag1- Hey Tag...! Long time no chat, hope all is well my friend. 

tag1
tag1

@bammer26 @tag1  Everything is good by me I hope things are good with you, the weather is better and there's really nothing new to talk about on here we just keep going around in circles with the same clueless players on here.

tag1
tag1

@orange2327  Then you wonder why wang hasn't won squat in 14 years and snow hasn't won squat in 8 years.