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Did the Islanders' summer moves make them a legitimate Stanley Cup contender?

Kyle Okposo is out, Andrew Ladd is in. How have the Islanders' Stanley Cup chances been altered heading into 2016-17? Icon Sportswire, NHLI via Getty Images

The New York Islanders made one of the biggest signings of the offseason, but Andrew Ladd's seven-year, $38.5 million contract came with a bittersweet feeling for Isles fans. Acquiring Ladd meant losing popular forward Kyle Okposo in free agency, and brought along concerns about the winger's long-term projection.

What did the decision to sign Ladd mean for the long- and short-term plans for the Islanders? Should the offseason be considered a success?