By Chris Morgan The weather is starting to get more in line with hockey, at least in some parts of the United States, and of course in the Great White North of Canada. Perhaps that will help get you in the mood for the nine NHL games Thursday. Here are some players to target and avoid today. GOALIE
The New York Islanders are only eight games into the 2016-17 season. But it has been an eight-game stretch that has seen them capture only 42.8 percent of possible points.
Kevin Poulin is leaving the pro hockey scene in North America to sign with the KHL’s Astana Barys. It’s a one-year deal, per Igor Eronko of Sports-Express. The former Islanders goalie spent last season with the Stockton Heat of the AHL, where he had a 14-11-3 record with a 2.86 goals-against-average