Not sure I'd want him back in an Isles uni.
There seem to be a number of different options that could complement Nabby (or, the other way around hopefully) that they don't have to enmesh the team in Luongo complications - both from a personnel and financial perspective.
I'd take Ryan Miller over Luongo. Ditto a whole bunch of other guys.
You guys are probably right, but if it didn't cost us a blue chip, I'll swap the DP headache for the Luongo headache in a heartbeat. We could be good and lucky enough to win a Stanley Cup while he still has something in the tank.
I don't want to see Luongo in NY. Last 3 years, his goals against has increased each year and save percentage has dropped each year. We don't need two aging goalies whose best years are behind them.
I am not sure who else is out there, but hopefully there will be another option.
Besides Poulin, any Isle goalie prospects in the pipeline? And don't say DP :D.
Who else was playing in Bridgeport?
A huge goaltender that is technically skilled. Nilsson has good hockey smarts plays with calmness and has good mental strength. Challenges the shooters and has been very consistent during his career, rarely having bad games. Furthermore, he is athletic and quite agile.
Nilsson projects as a number one goaltender in the NHL after another full season of playing hockey in North America."
Here is their summary of Koskinen:
Koskinen’s greatest asset is his size, which he uses to seemingly fill the entire net and he covers a lot of space in the butterfly. He is inexperienced in terms of the number of games played and has not had a lot of international experience – excelling in the SM-Liiga where he ordinarily does not see the booming slapshots or accurate snipers more common in North America. Still learning as a goaltender, he must work to improve his quickness and foot speed. Very good at anticipating chances and setting himself to limit scoring opportunities. Quality teammate who has earned the respect of the veteran players in Espoo.
Koskinen has left Bridgeport to return back to the Finnish Elite League."
So, going after a HTFG to go along with Nabby isn't a terrible idea and then see if one of the three guys that are developing have what it takes to start in this league.
I remember reading the other day that Ray Emery was a FA. He's a guy that's been around, wouldn't cost much and has the ability to split time with Nabby. If the Isles didn't want to go the high(er) priced FA like Khudobin, or spend assets on a guy like Bernier, I'd give Emery a look see.
Not the best way to start the offseason:mad:
Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday 19 Jun
Nino Niederreiter has declined to attend prospect camp this year. Players are required to attend 3x, choose to attend after that. #Isles
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Bernier to Leafs. Son of a b!tch.
Didn't go for as much as I thought he would. Isles could have done better than this.
Worst part of this deal is that LA got a cheap 2 players which may help them keep Scuderi.
Snow trades Nino for Clutterbuck.
Wow. I really hope Nino is a complete bust because this feels like a panic trade to me. Is Millbury back in charge?
Was hoping for Zadorov, don't know much about Pulock but I like those devestating hits they showed in his video. Guy seems like a monster.
Sucks the Devils got the goalie and Buffalo is having a nice draft (got Zadorov).
I also feel like he'll be ready sooner rather than later and this Isles blueline is shaping up too be absolutely nasty in a few years. Nasty:)
Plus, he's a righty, which we need.
Not complaining. Nino? I was hoping it wasn't as bad as it seemed, but he wanted out and the CS and FO simply hated him.....especially Weight.
3rd round pick is 5'7 150 lbs