Over at Puck Daddy, they continued dissecting the NHL’s defenders and goaltenders over the weekend after giving the forwards a look earlier in the week. Here’s what they had to say about Lubomir Visnovsky, the only Islanders defender mentioned:
Lubomir Visnovsky, New York Islanders –Three seasons ago Visnovsky led all NHL defensemen in scoring. He may have slowed down but he still has a lot of talent. With the departure of Mark Streit this offseason Visnovsky is now the undisputed top defenseman on Long Island, which could be a very productive position.
And for goalies, Dobber Hockey ranked the goalies in “tiers”. Nabokov and Poulin ended up in the bottom tier, tier 4:
Let’s just hope it doesn’t come to this.
Evgeni Nabokov and Kevin Poulin, New York Islanders
Nabokov hasn’t been awful since his return from the KHL and he could be a Tier 3 guy if the Islanders continue to play the way they did last season.