Tonight, we will finish our prediction series with speaking about the goalies.
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1) Evgeni Nabokov
7 OT/Shootout losses
Even with all the talk around him heading into this season, I think Nabokov will have a Nabbyesque year. He will give up a softy here and there but on most nights he will give his team a chance to win and that is what you expect from a goalie.
2) Kevin Poulin
4 OT/Shootout loses
I expect Poulin to have what would for him be considered a disappointing season. He is being given every chance to be Nabokov's heir apparent as the team's number one goalie. Based off what I have seen from him, I am not sure he will take that, leaving the team in a sort of rough patch.
3) Anders Nilsson
1 OT/Shootout loss
I expect Nilsson to get a cup of coffee with the team this season. In that time, I expect Nilsson to be effective but not overly spectacular.