3/24/09

Final Poll Results:

New York Islander Fan Central | 3/24/2009 12:00:00 PM
Final Poll Results are in.

Pick the goalie you would sign for 09-10?
Joey MacDonald 9 (11%)
Yann Danis 71 (88%)

Thanks to everyone for voting.

I suspect one of the goaltenders will have to test free agency if Rick DiPietro is healthy for next season because with Mannino and Lawson under contract there is no longer room in Bridgeport.

Surprised at the overwhelming numbers here considering MacDonald played so well and kept the Islanders in contention for so long with a defensive system that needed to be changed and was at some point.

Having written this Danis has been outstanding in goal for the club and would be an excellent goaltender to resign also.

For me the question remains how will they play backing up at this level coming off the bench after weeks without playing? They both proved they can play very well for long stretches and hold the team in games which we did not know going into the season as starters which was great news and a bit surprising.

Danis needed a little time when he first got a chance to start, MacDonald we have not seen come in with a lot of time off until recently and had a knee injury so it's tough to say about him also coming in cold after being Bridgeport's starter a year ago.

Whoever they sign I suspect will do a good job.




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2 comments:

  1. The Islanders would be in pretty good shape with either of them as a backup. They both did a good job this season.

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  2. Agreed, but with Lawson's season in the AHL, Mannino a signed college prospect there is only room for one if DiPietro returns.

    Thank You

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