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Coast to Coast—it’s the three dot Goalie Lounge

Apologies to the ghost of Herb Caen!

Nabokov signed up for another year on the Island.  According to TSN, he’ll be making $2.75 million to backstop the Islanders. Even though Nabokov’s record is south of .500, his 2.56 GAA and .912 save percentage is enough to make him a serious candidate for the Islanders’ MVP. Nabokov also gives the Islanders insurance if/when DiPietro comes back next season.

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Turco-Then and Now

I really want Marty Turco to do well, I really do. It just seems that real life keeps interfering with the coda on his NHL career.

I’ve watched Turco play since his days at UM under Red Berenson. The University of Michigan hockey program at that time looked like the place where NHL caliber goalies were trained, polished, and made ready for a long career in professional hockey. That hasn’t quiet worked out as well as hoped, but Berenson ran (and still runs) a first-class program there.

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Decisions, Decisions

Hey, Marty! Marty Turco!

Yes, I know it’s you. C’mon turn around and let’s have a chat. I know you’re busy making the rounds of all the franchises, checking to see if you can make a deal to be invited to training camp, and hey, just maybe be offered a backup job. That’s what I’m here to talk to you about.

No, not a job. Seriously, do I look like an assistant GM? Nope, we’re going to spend ten minutes on what you’re doing, why you’re doing it, and maybe why it’s not in your best interests. So, let’s call this a little electronic intervention towards your best interests. Ten minutes, that’s all I’m asking.

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