Originally Posted by InnocentBystander
nilsson? poulin? nilsson? poulin?
which one is the most likely successor on the island?
and how long before you think we see one with a meaningful role?
For awhile I was in Poulin's corner. But this season I've become a bigger fan of Nilsson. He's bigger, he has more experience at the higher pro ranks coming over from Sweden, and he seems to be benefiting greatly from having Steve Valiquette in Bridgeport on a full-time basis.
I think one of these two goalies will get a chance as soon as next season. Nabokov won't be around forever, although I still think he's a workhorse. Garth Snow is a keen GM when it comes to goalies obviously, so one of the two goalies are going to be recalled. They can't have both goalies staying in the AHL and developing effectively.
I like Nilsson long-term right now on the Island, and I would say you'll see one of them have a meaningful role as soon as next season, but for sure by 2014.