The opening 15min of Christmas In July is normally chaos. A new signing every minute, dollar figures higher than most can count, and pairings of odd bedfellows. That happened to a degree, but after Hour Two.
The New York Islanders have made their first management changes of the 2014 off season.
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.
Garth Snow did not want to wait. Using the 4th-round pick he got from Chicago for Peter Regin and Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Snow put himself perilously close to having a starting goalie for 2014-’15. Jaroslav Halak is now Islander property.