Originally written on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 11/3/14
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Have the Islanders finally found their goaltender?Evgeni Nabokov has revived his career on Long Island this season and carried the Isle back into the edge of the playoff race.Suddenly Islanders GM Garth Snow isn’t in “sell” mode. For the time being, he is focused on keeping his team alive in the postseason race. Heading into a home game with Florida, the Isle was eight points out of the last Eastern Conference playoff slot.“We have a lot of belief in that locker room,” Snow told ESPN.com. “Within the last few weeks, we've really turned it up a notch as a team . . . We have no intention of moving Evgeni. He's been great for us. His performance speaks for itself.”Nabokov, 36, reluctantly joined the Islanders this season after failing to report to them the season before. After fleeing the KHL, he signed a free-agent deal with the Red Wings only to see the Islanders claim him.When the NHL ruled that he belonged to the Islanders this season – to fulfill the contract the Islanders claimed...
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