Saturday, July 5, 2014

Poulin Files For Arbitration

photo by spokeo

According to Newsday, Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin has filed for salary arbitration.

In 29 games for the Islanders last season, Poulin had a 3.29 GAA and a .891 save percentage.  Along with Evgeni Nabokov and Anders Nilsson, the trio combined for the worst goalie stats in the entire league last season.  While it was a struggle for Poulin in the NHL, he did fare better in limited time in the AHL.  In 15 games playing for Bridgeport, Poulin had a 2.65 GAA and a .910 save percentage.  Those represented Poulins best numbers since the 11/12 season.

Initially, it seemed as though Poulin would be the odd man out with Nilsson taking the reigns in Bridgeport.  However, with Nilsson leaving for Europe, the door opened for Poulin to return to the team.  I expect him and newly acquired David Leggio to platoon with each other down in Bridgeport next season.

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