As we begin a season that will feature the Islanders for once as a team to reckon with, they have troubling questions at the one position that they really need to have most if not all of the answers.
It became obvious to me that both Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson deserved to make the cut. However, the better player didn’t get the job, as far as I’m concerned.
With their eyes squarely on the future, the New York Islanders can harken back to some recent history to build on.
Since the start of training camp, we’ve learned a lot about this team. We’ll learn even more in the days and weeks to come, especially about who will be Evgeni Nabokov’s understudy.
The Isles need to have someone else to lean on besides Evgeni Nabokov. That’s where Kevin Poulin comes in.
Depending on who you talk to, Evgeni Nabokov either had himself a solid year or a horrendous one for the New York Islanders in 2013.
The New York Islanders are fortunate to have six hopeful Olympians, five of which will probably make the final cut to represent their respective countries. What impact does that have and what are their odds?
What are the New York Islanders thinking? Could they possibly believe that they are going to pick up where they left off last year with Evgeni Nabokov in goal?
New York Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin has accepted the team’s one-year, two-way qualifying offer.
The Islanders have been active this offseason, but maybe not in the way you had hoped. Don’t sweat it. They are improved and could get better as the summer progresses.
According to reports from Newsday, the New York Islanders are bringing back their goaltender and one of their best defensemen.
There is a goalie who is available who can step into Billy Smith’s long-empty shoes. His name is Tim Thomas.
Garth Snow was a goalie, one that experienced some success in the NHL. So he has to know the status quo will not be acceptable for his Islanders next season. If Evgeni Nabokov is the starter again, there will be hell to pay.
According to Newsday, the Isles have discussed acquiring backup goalie Jonathan Bernier with Kings general manager Dean Lombardi.
For the Isles, it’s all about the next move — and I don’t mean the one to Brooklyn, though that will help, too.