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by Paul on 02/10/12 at 09:11 AM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
“Yeah, we have a lot of belief in that locker room,” Isles GM Garth Snow told ESPN.com Wednesday. “Within the last few weeks, we’ve really turned it up a notch as a team. Our specialty teams have improved. We’re just looking forward to the next game.”
Veteran netminder Evgeni Nabokov has been lights-out of late. He’s slated for unrestricted free agency July 1, which is why his name is often floated in trade rumors, but that’s not what Snow has in mind at this point.
“We have no intention of moving Evgeni,” Snow said. “He’s been great for us. His performance speaks for itself.”
There haven’t been any contract talks between the Islanders and Nabokov’s camp, but it’s not out of the question down the road.
“Yeah, we’d consider all options, we’re just not at that point yet,” said Snow. “We just finished [signing] Frans [Nielsen] and we obviously have a few other players who are unrestricted free agents in July, so we’ll just chip away at them.”
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