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09-18-2012, 12:54 PM
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From an Islander standpoint I would think that Nabokov would be hurt. Poulin and Nillson would have one more year of experience and may both be NHL ready, thus no place for Nabokov who will also be one year older.
Personally, I'd say Brad Boyes has the most to lose as far as Islanders go.

He signed a 1-year deal and all signs were pointing to him playing with Tavares and Moulson(at least to start the year). This was going to be his opportunity to return to his St. Louis form and cash in next offseason.

It's possible that this time next season, one of Nino, Kabanov, Nelson, Ullstrom, etc. establish themselves enough to warrant a legit look on that line, allowing the Isles to let Boyes walk without him ever getting his chance with the JT line.

If that happens, I'd say he misses out on a potential PA Parenteau-type contract.

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