Poulin has had some rocky times during his tenure with the Islanders. He has 50 NHL games under his belt, but never really managed to fined consistency in his performances. There were times when he played well and looked like he was starting to find a rhythm, but that quickly end and his play would falter. Poulin, selected 128th overall in the 2008 NHL Draft, had a .899 save percentage in those 50 appearances and a 3.07 goals against average.
Through their time playing hockey in New York, several players have gained a greater appreciation of what the city went through on the morning of and the days following the 9/11 attacks.
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Mayfield had 112 penalty minutes, 17 points and three goals in 39 games for Denver this season. He joins Andrey Pedan and Ryan Strome in Bridgeport, two other Islanders from the 2011 draft class. Mayfield will report to Bridgeport on an ATO this year, with the ELC kicking in next season.
You can read IPB's profile of Mayfield from October 2011 here.
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For one, defender Andrey Pedan, who scored a few goals for his team, was knocked out of the OHL playoffs tonight. If you read his twitter, it sounds like his bags are already packed. Pedan thanked "everybody for supporting [him] in Guelph," and "that [he] will be missing every one of you." He then proceeded to retweet a few dozen Islander fans, so yeah, I'd say he's headed eastward. Pedan doesn't yet have an ELC with the Isles.
Ryan Strome's IceDogs also lost tonight as did Scott Mayfield's Denver Pioneers. Strome has pretty clearly outgrown the OHL, scoring 34 goals and 94 points in 53 games. For Mayfield, he could still return to school as he is finishing up his sophomore year of college but all signs seem to point to him leaving early.
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In today's Newsday, Arthur Staple notes that talks are either underway or will be soon for Nabokov, Streit and Visnovsky. Visnovsky, obviously the longest shot of the three to re-sign, is at least open to listening. Whether that is just polite courtesy or actual interest, remains to be seen.
Brad Boyes, Staple mentions, is likely to be seriously talked to as well regarding a new deal. Boyes has been clicking extremely well with the first line and is third on the team in points.