New York Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin has accepted the team’s one-year, two-way qualifying offer.
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.
The Isles will assess and look to see what they can improve on this summer. However, the shopping list that has excited fans on Twitter, message boards and in regular conversation is simply unrealistic.
“I thought some guys worked hard and played a good game,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “Again, with our club we need all 20 guys going, and we didn’t have all 20.”
Brian Gionta scored the go-ahead goal 48 seconds into the third period, Brendan Gallagher added two more and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Islanders for the first time in three tries this season, 5-2 on Thursday night.
Ryan Miller made 30 saves, including stopping Matt Moulson on the doorstep with 4:04 left, and led the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
It was a dismal President’s Day afternoon for the New York Islanders and they were blanked by the Ottawa Senators, 6-0.
John Tavares’ two goals helped the Islanders defeat the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night as they won 4-3.
New York Islanders forward John Tavares is a first-time NHL All-Star, and he can thank the Carolina Hurricanes for being a big part of his success.
Evgeni Nabokov may now be as important a piece to their short-term future as any other player on their roster.
Rick DiPietro is shrinking and sadly hobbling before our eyes as chronic injuries have basically made him barely a backup goalie if you judge him on stats and play alone, forgetting any contract. Yet the Islanders may very well get a window to send him on his way.
The Predators put three first period goals past Islanders’ goalie Kevin Poulin. It was enough for Nashville as they defeated the Islanders 3-1 on Monday afternoon.
Developing players seems to vary depending on the recipe, but there is no doubt that the Islanders need theirs to be more than just a dash of project and a sprinkle of hope.
Jamie Benn scored the go-ahead goal 4:33 into the third period and also had an assist in the Dallas Stars’ 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
It’s time for the Islanders to take all they have learned and supplement it with some outside voices with experience. It’s hard to imagine this fan base sitting by for yet another season of “just wait until next year.”