New York Islanders Goaltending: What Does the Future Hold?

February 5th, 2011 by Michael DeSantis Leave a reply »
The Islanders goaltending situation has been very shaky, considering the injury-plagued Rick DiPietro (29 years old) cannot stay healthy, and Evgeni Nabokov's (35) spurning of the team after they claimed him off waivers.  The Islanders currently have five goaltenders on their roster, also including rookies Kevin Poulin (20), Mikko Koskinen (22) and Nathan Lawson (27). 

Currently, the Islanders have Poulin and Koskinen up, due to Lawson and DiPietro being injured, and Nabokov suspended by the team.  Poulin has played well this year with a 3-2-1 record, .929 save percentage and a 2.37 goals against average.  Originally, the Islanders wanted to keep Poulin, Lawson and Koskinen in the minors to train for the NHL.  However, with the DiPietro and Nabokov situations, they had to come to the Islanders.  So, what is the future of the Islanders goaltending?

Many fans call Poulin "the future of Islanders goaltending".  They might be right.  Even though they wanted to season Poulin more in Bridgeport, he's performed well so far at the NHL level, even with a shaky Islander team.  He might be the future of the Isles g ...

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