Evgeni Nabokov: Coming Full Circle

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San Jose’s beloved Evgeni Nabokov has retired in teal. After 14 seasons in the NHL, veteran goaltender “Nabby” announced his retirement as a Shark in San Jose on Wednesday at a press conference held in the SAP Center. “One of the most beloved players in our history,” Sharks General Manger Doug Wilson said in the press conference, “You know you’re […] READ MORE


NHL Trade Bait: The Goalies

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The NHL’s Olympic Roster Freeze has now been lifted, and teams have until 3:00 p.m. on March 5th to make their moves before the NHL’s trade deadline.  This is expected to be a very active trade deadline, with a number of high profile players potentially finding themselves in new homes.  Over the next three days, […] READ MORE


Defense and Goaltending Is Sinking the Islanders

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It was a season that started with high hopes for Islanders fans, but now all they can do is hope that it doesn’t get worse. Last year, it looked like the team had finally taken the next step to respectability. Star center John Tavares had emerged as one of the top five players in the game, […] READ MORE


What the Islanders Really Need

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Don’t get me wrong. It’s nice to have a player like Thomas Vanek on Long Island. But if you look at how the New York Islanders 12 games thus far, an upgrade for Matt Mouson just doesn’t seem necessary right now. Garth Snow announced the other day he does not approve of the performance of […] READ MORE


New York Islanders: Reason for Hope in 2013-2014

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Welcome back to Puck Drop: NHL Preview 2013-14, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of his hockey season.  Check back often as new teams are added to our Puck Drop page.  Today we take a look at the 2013-14 New York Islanders. Last Season […] READ MORE


Counting Down the 30 Best Goalies in Hockey: #30-16

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In the 2012 lockout shortened NHL season, fans of hockey saw a few outbreak performances from some unknown goalies. Household names like Henrik Lundqvist and Jonathan Quick continued to be great netminders, while others like Sergei Bobrovski and Craig Anderson almost came out of nowhere and stole the show. Storylines from Bobrovsky winning the Vezina […] READ MORE


Who Will Mind the Net for the NY Islanders This Season?

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The biggest question on my question list is who will be the goaltender for the New York Islanders? A question that may have seemed a bit silly just before the playoffs as they had Evgeni Nabokov back-stopping them to a fairly impressive playoff series against the mighty Penguins. You would think that Garth Snow would […] READ MORE


Fleury on Trial: The Penguins Have Been Exposed

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First, let me give you a musical interlude.  On the Pink Floyd magnum opus “Pink Floyd: The Wall,” the lead character in the story is put on trial by his subconscious for his imagined sins.  His sentence, given to him by a judge that is basically a giant arse, is to be “exposed before his […] READ MORE