Goalie situation after this season?
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01-30-2013, 12:12 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: New York
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I think we see the Poulin/Nilsson show next season, after practically 3 full seasons in the AHL (2 for Nilsson), they should be ready. Koskinen might be ready as well. It's time for all 3 to be fighting for the #1 spot, the losers are the #2 and minor leaguer. I truly feel we have 2 potential #1 goalies with Poulin/Nilsson.
Next season is huge for this team in order to build momentum going into a new building. No way do I want to go with two unproven goalies next season.
Ideally, we would re-sign Nabokov or replace him with another vet and give one of Poulin/Nilsson 25-30 games as a backup next year. The problem, of course, is DP. You can't keep three goalies on the roster all year, and you can't rotate that many either.
I think that next year the team will have an open competition between DP, Poulin and Nilsson. The only way I see that changing is if either DP gets hurt again or the Isles make the playoffs this year in which case I think they re-sign Nabokov.
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