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 Anders Nilsson, In KHL
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Posted: Dec 31 2011, 12:05 AM


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Anders Nilsson is another very good goaltender. Just the opposite of Poulin, Nilsson started his season off hot and was by far the best goaltender down in Bridgeport to this point this season however it does look like Kevin Poulin might be taking that spot over with his recently good play. Although he had a shaky start against the Penguins it does not show how good he is. Everyone has a rough night and he wasn't getting much help back there anyways, it being his first NHL game to probably didn't help his nervous much either. Nilsson will probably be with Bridgeport next year then will look to back up Poulin in the future if not split time.



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Anders was interviewed in a recent article in the Swedish local paper called NSD.
He talks about last season and he was surprised he got to play as much as he did with the Islanders considering they had three goalies with one-way contracts.
He was satisfied with his play in Bridgeport, especially past New Years Eve but unfortunately the injury put an end to his season.

He says the new goal for him is to take a regular roster spot with the Isles in 2012-13. "I proved to myself that I can play up there", Nilsson says.

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NYIslanders: #ISLES TRANSACTIONS: Anders Nilsson has been recalled from @TheSoundTigers & Evgeni Nabokov has been place on IR - http://t.co/CjSOoywprj

I'm sure there will be fans trying to convince themselves that Garth will LOOK to "upgrade" the goaltending, even temporarily.

The injury to Nabokov is a blessing for Garth & Wang. Why?
A prolonged injury to Nabokov can lead to insurance paying some of his salary and yet another excuse for this seasons same-old same-old.

Poulin and Nilsson (who wasn't doing anything special at Bridgeport).


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I'm sure there will be fans trying to convince themselves that Garth will LOOK to "upgrade" the goaltending, even temporarily.


And they will forgive him when he opens his mouth and say....wait for it....
"The asking price was just too much for a viable option, and I wasn't going to give up too much of our future when we have perfectly capable goaltending in Poulin and Nilsson. I'm always looking for ways to improve our team, and if there is a trade that makes sense for now and for our future we'll make it."

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Spot on!!!

Honestly, I wouldn't mind if they called Hedberg like 25yearfan suggested.
EVEN if he was sent to the minors and then possibly earned a callup.

A team in year 7 of a rebuild WOULD absolutely do that at the very LEAST if they were even being frugal. It wouldn't cost much.
But not us. Garth thinks with this defense that Poulin can be better than Nabokov and not suffer an injury. Kid has had 2 knee dislocations in last few years and it's not like we have a great defense that will protect him or cause him to face weaker shots/scoring chances than upper echelon teams. Plays that force him to move more side to side.

Only a matter of time. At least we'll get Vanek back soon and then Visnovsky so we can set a goal of reaching .500!!!

Then when we do reach .500, take that next step.


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Its always darkest before the dawn (can't believe I just said that).
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Finally an opportunity to see what we have between the pipes.
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QUOTE (puckhead @ Nov 18 2013, 12:26 PM)
Finally an opportunity to see what we have between the pipes.

Hope it's not the same as what our braintrust has between it's ears.


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QUOTE (stevedepot @ Nov 18 2013, 11:32 AM)
Spot on!!!

Honestly, I wouldn't mind if they called Hedberg like 25yearfan suggested.
EVEN if he was sent to the minors and then possibly earned a callup.

A team in year 7 of a rebuild WOULD absolutely do that at the very LEAST if they were even being frugal. It wouldn't cost much.
But not us. Garth thinks with this defense that Poulin can be better than Nabokov and not suffer an injury. Kid has had 2 knee dislocations in last few years and it's not like we have a great defense that will protect him or cause him to face weaker shots/scoring chances than upper echelon teams. Plays that force him to move more side to side.

Only a matter of time. At least we'll get Vanek back soon and then Visnovsky so we can set a goal of reaching .500!!!

Then when we do reach .500, take that next step.


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deja-vu.

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Just for the record, Hedberg recommendation was 90% based on his Moose helmet graphics (from an obtuse reference to moose parts, which does not deserve to be reincarnated).

I am OK* with seeing what Nilsson and Poulin can do - at least for a little bit - if they can't handle it, our premium on a goaltender acquisition goes up and/or we lose a few more games than we should.

If they are going to make ANY move* this would be a great time for some upgrades to our D corps to mitigate the G situation, but what do I know....


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QUOTE (25yearfan @ Nov 18 2013, 01:34 PM)
QUOTE (stevedepot @ Nov 18 2013, 11:32 AM)
Spot on!!!

Honestly, I wouldn't mind if they called Hedberg like 25yearfan suggested.
EVEN if he was sent to the minors and then possibly earned a callup.

A team in year 7 of a rebuild WOULD absolutely do that at the very LEAST if they were even being frugal. It wouldn't cost much.
But not us. Garth thinks with this defense that Poulin can be better than Nabokov and not suffer an injury. Kid has had 2 knee dislocations in last few years and it's not like we have a great defense that will protect him or cause him to face weaker shots/scoring chances than upper echelon teams. Plays that force him to move more side to side.

Only a matter of time. At least we'll get Vanek back soon and then Visnovsky so we can set a goal of reaching .500!!!

Then when we do reach .500, take that next step.


letssee.gif

deja-vu.

puke.gif

Just for the record, Hedberg recommendation was 90% based on his Moose helmet graphics (from an obtuse reference to moose parts, which does not deserve to be reincarnated).

I am OK* with seeing what Nilsson and Poulin can do - at least for a little bit - if they can't handle it, our premium on a goaltender acquisition goes up and/or we lose a few more games than we should.

If they are going to make ANY move* this would be a great time for some upgrades to our D corps to mitigate the G situation, but what do I know....


*NYI management make a point to regularly not check in with me....

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QUOTE (Webb20 @ Nov 18 2013, 11:23 AM)
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I'm sure there will be fans trying to convince themselves that Garth will LOOK to "upgrade" the goaltending, even temporarily.


And they will forgive him when he opens his mouth and say....wait for it....
"The asking price was just too much for a viable option, and I wasn't going to give up too much of our future when we have perfectly capable goaltending in Poulin and Nilsson. I'm always looking for ways to improve our team, and if there is a trade that makes sense for now and for our future we'll make it."

How was that? Did I nail it? biggrin.gif

Nailed it.


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Poulin, who hasn't been bad will obviously get the lion's share of the work. What worries me is that Anders has not been very good against AHL competition and will have to give Poulin a rest every now and then.

I'm hoping we have a Dubie type rescue here (remember how good the guy was when we needed him?) and Poulin gets us close enough to the trade deadline to make a deal on a goalie.


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QUOTE (rifleman22 @ Nov 18 2013, 04:03 PM)
Poulin, who hasn't been bad will obviously get the lion's share of the work. What worries me is that Anders has not been very good against AHL competition and will have to give Poulin a rest every now and then.

I'm hoping we have a Dubie type rescue here (remember how good the guy was when we needed him?) and Poulin gets us close enough to the trade deadline to make a deal on a goalie.

I'm hoping Poulin plays his ass off and wins the #1 job and is the goalie here for the next 10+ years.
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QUOTE (puckhead @ Nov 18 2013, 08:27 PM)
QUOTE (rifleman22 @ Nov 18 2013, 04:03 PM)
Poulin, who hasn't been bad will obviously get the lion's share of the work. What worries me is that Anders has not been very good against AHL competition and will have to give Poulin a rest every now and then.

I'm hoping we have a Dubie type rescue here (remember how good the guy was when we needed him?) and Poulin gets us close enough to the trade deadline to make a deal on a goalie.

I'm hoping Poulin plays his ass off and wins the #1 job and is the goalie here for the next 10+ years.

I'm hoping Poulin plays his ass off and wins the #1 job and is the goalie here for the next 25+ years
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QUOTE (puckhead @ Nov 18 2013, 08:27 PM)
QUOTE (rifleman22 @ Nov 18 2013, 04:03 PM)
Poulin, who hasn't been bad will obviously get the lion's share of the work. What worries me is that Anders has not been very good against AHL competition and will have to give Poulin a rest every now and then.

I'm hoping we have a Dubie type rescue here (remember how good the guy was when we needed him?) and Poulin gets us close enough to the trade deadline to make a deal on a goalie.

I'm hoping Poulin plays his ass off and wins the #1 job and is the goalie here for the next 10+ years.

puck, that would be nice but I'm not sure Poulin has the goods to be a dominant goalie in this league.

Which, based on our defense, is what we need.

I hope so, but I need to see lights out from the guy like right now.


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QUOTE (rifleman22 @ Nov 19 2013, 10:01 AM)
QUOTE (puckhead @ Nov 18 2013, 08:27 PM)
QUOTE (rifleman22 @ Nov 18 2013, 04:03 PM)
Poulin, who hasn't been bad will obviously get the lion's share of the work. What worries me is that Anders has not been very good against AHL competition and will have to give Poulin a rest every now and then.

I'm hoping we have a Dubie type rescue here (remember how good the guy was when we needed him?) and Poulin gets us close enough to the trade deadline to make a deal on a goalie.

I'm hoping Poulin plays his ass off and wins the #1 job and is the goalie here for the next 10+ years.

puck, that would be nice but I'm not sure Poulin has the goods to be a dominant goalie in this league.

Which, based on our defense, is what we need.

I hope so, but I need to see lights out from the guy like right now.

We'll see Rifle.........he's definitely going to get the opportunity. And I agree, we need lights out play from him.
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And to me, if he or Nilsson don't turn out to be good goalies, then Snow has done an even shittier job with the goaltending the last few years than the defense.
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QUOTE (puckhead @ Nov 19 2013, 02:17 PM)
And to me, if he or Nilsson don't turn out to be good goalies, then Snow has done an even shittier job with the goaltending the last few years than the defense.

Agreed.

Also...
Twitter is a fun place for dreams and dream killers who blast you with reality.

91Butch: #isles Poulin now has the ball in his court,team needs him to be able to run with it.Poulin been good but he needs have at least 915 save %

mirtle: @91Butch He's only been .912 in the AHL so might be tough


Koolaid is no good, be it from Butch Goring or anyone else.


We'll be lucky if Poulin can be mediocre to good. Expecting/HOPING him or anyone to WINor STEAL games with this D is just plain moronic.


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QUOTE (stevedepot @ Nov 19 2013, 02:50 PM)
QUOTE (puckhead @ Nov 19 2013, 02:17 PM)
And to me, if he or Nilsson don't turn out to be good goalies, then Snow has done an even shittier job with the goaltending the last few years than the defense.

Agreed.

Also...
Twitter is a fun place for dreams and dream killers who blast you with reality.

91Butch: #isles Poulin now has the ball in his court,team needs him to be able to run with it.Poulin been good but he needs have at least 915 save %

mirtle: @91Butch He's only been .912 in the AHL so might be tough


Koolaid is no good, be it from Butch Goring or anyone else.


We'll be lucky if Poulin can be mediocre to good. Expecting/HOPING him or anyone to WINor STEAL games with this D is just plain moronic.

He's gonna steal tonights game like he was Trevor Philips in GTA 5.

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QUOTE (Webb20 @ Nov 19 2013, 03:22 PM)
QUOTE (stevedepot @ Nov 19 2013, 02:50 PM)
QUOTE (puckhead @ Nov 19 2013, 02:17 PM)
And to me, if he or Nilsson don't turn out to be good goalies, then Snow has done an even shittier job with the goaltending the last few years than the defense.

Agreed.

Also...
Twitter is a fun place for dreams and dream killers who blast you with reality.

91Butch: #isles Poulin now has the ball in his court,team needs him to be able to run with it.Poulin been good but he needs have at least 915 save %

mirtle: @91Butch He's only been .912 in the AHL so might be tough


Koolaid is no good, be it from Butch Goring or anyone else.


We'll be lucky if Poulin can be mediocre to good. Expecting/HOPING him or anyone to WINor STEAL games with this D is just plain moronic.

He's gonna steal tonights game like he was Trevor Philips in GTA 5.

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Right up our fans Video Game mentality alley!!!

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Would be great if he did.
I just hope we don't get pushed around the way the leafs beat up on the Wild not too long ago.


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