The New York Rangers are headed to the Stanley Cup Final, which is not fun to say. Or stay up to watch. Or see in the repetitive dumb back page headlines out of New York. All without an Official Captain.
Could Ryan Callahan return to New York?
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Game 7 overtime winner.
Nearly a PPG with Team #3 (both of them)
“Spare parts”, “will cost too much”…contributing more than anyone thought in multiple series.
Sound familiar? They should, since they’re The Exes.
Kevin Poulin is in limbo.
Anders Nilsson voiced his concern and (allegedly) has a KHL contract.
Evgeni Nabokov is 38.
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Real estate power lunches make for provocative stories.
In life you are a Subject Matter Expert or a Jack of All Trades. You can go as far as you want on the effort you put in. Analyst, baker, machinist, honest hard work will pay off.
Barry Trotz may not be content as the Director of Donut & Coffee Acquisition for the Nashville Predators. Instead, he may want to coach the Washington Capitals. A noble idea, but there’s some doubt that he can win over that room. Trotz is a former Portland Pirates (at the time the Caps’ AHL affiliate) and…Washington Capitals…head coach who may be itchy to get back behind the bench. Is he ready for this coach-killing team?
Peer into the haze of the Lucky Strikes and behold the future!
9. Long Island News 12 producer Rob Del Muro with a good tip: Islanders GM Garth Snow attended a season-ticket holder event last week and told one fan, “It would be a safe wager on his part that we would utilize this year’s (first-round draft) pick.” The team has until June 1 to let the Buffalo Sabres know about the selection. If not, Buffalo gets New York’s 2015 first-rounder. The GM added the fan “could wager any amount of money because it wasn’t MY money.” Good line.
“Utilize.” That doesn’t exactly sound like “we will be using the pick to draft a player” now does it.
Garth Snow bluntly stated he is going to revamp his goaltending, as he has no goalies under contract for next season (aside from himself). He promises the best goaltending he can get his hands on. Evgeni Nabokov is staring at an open door to the end of his tenure as an Islander, quite possibly the end of a career. Anders Nilsson has decided to kick his own exit door open with his comments about not wanting to play in Bridgeport. Kevin Poulin is hoping someone remembers he did well enough in Bridgeport to e qualified for 2014-15. Poor Kevin.
Already, a few teams have made moves that have shaped the market for stoppers.
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The quality of the final (full) year in Nassau County is going to be on Garth Snow. While acknowledging his lack of roster improvement after qualifying for the playoffs, he has stated Jack Capuano will return behind the bench. Assistant coach Brent Thompson has been assigned to run the Sound Tigers. Retaining Capuano is the vote of confidence that he can return a similar, but hopefully revamped, roster to the playoffs. Why not give Jack more to work with.