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11:45 AM ET 01.19 | An already complicated goaltending situation for the Islanders was made even more so by the four-month lockout. Now, with a condensed 48-game schedule that includes seven back-to-backs, the pressure is on coach Jack Capuano to play his hand properly. To cool the hot play of either Evgeni Nabokov or Rick DiPietro, or to run one of them into the ground and invite an injury, could stall any possible momentum gained. And a prolonged losing streak, which this young team has shown to be susceptible to, will cut the floor out of the season before it can even begin. "I think when a guy is playing well, it's going to be tough to change him during a shortened season," Capuano said Friday as his team prepared to kick the season off tonight at the Coliseum against the Devils. "With that being said, we play seven games in the first 13 days, three games in the first five," Capuano added. "It's not going to be much practice time."

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January 19, 2013  11:53 AM ET

Seriously?

All teams are.



N.Y. Post - the bastion of the Obvious and Absurd.

January 19, 2013  12:07 PM ET

or to run one of them into the ground and invite an injury

Having Rickety suit up is inviting an injury.

January 19, 2013  01:15 PM ET

The Isles. Does it really matter this year:)

January 19, 2013  01:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Seriously? All teams are. N.Y. Post - the bastion of the Obvious and Absurd.

Well...i don't know Otis....my Mighty Flames put BOTH back ups on waivers..LOL

January 19, 2013  01:39 PM ET

Canuck, great pic. Go habs go.

January 19, 2013  01:40 PM ET

Two goalies...soon to be one.

January 19, 2013  01:52 PM ET

Getting the stink eye for blatantly browsing on my phone. Just want to wish everyone a good game. Enjoy. Go habs go.

January 19, 2013  01:53 PM ET
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Getting the stink eye for blatantly browsing on my phone. Just want to wish everyone a good game. Enjoy. Go habs go.

Never , absolutely never , acknowledge the stink eye !! It has no power if it is not acknowledged ;-)

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January 19, 2013  02:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Seriously? All teams are. N.Y. Post - the bastion of the Obvious and Absurd.

The Two Ronnies. Funny as hell to watch but, neither one can stop the puck worth ****.

January 19, 2013  03:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Seriously? All teams are. N.Y. Post - the bastion of the Obvious and Absurd.

The obvious and the absurd would make a great name for T & R LOL

January 19, 2013  03:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Never , absolutely never , acknowledge the stink eye !! It has no power if it is not acknowledged ;-)

LMAO....and true.

January 19, 2013  03:39 PM ET
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Well...i don't know Otis....my Mighty Flames put BOTH back ups on waivers..LOL

Calgary could be going after one of the Sens goalies. If they can't make a deal I think Karlsson will be back.

January 19, 2013  04:29 PM ET

I had every intention of boycotting the regular season but my 9 year old son is so pumped to watch the games that we'll be watching tonight. and I have already picked up tickets for some games next month. Still. Buck You, Gary Fettman.

January 19, 2013  04:56 PM ET
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I had every intention of boycotting the regular season but my 9 year old son is so pumped to watch the games that we'll be watching tonight. and I have already picked up tickets for some games next month. Still. Buck You, Gary Fettman.

I swore I would boycott as well...I have a beer in hand and am flicking back & forth between pitt-philly & sens-jets. I hate myself a bit, but Ill get over it.

January 19, 2013  05:39 PM ET
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...am flicking back & forth between pitt-philly & sens-jets. I hate myself a bit, but Ill get over it.

Me too - I can't friggin' boycott em.

January 19, 2013  06:37 PM ET
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Well...i don't know Otis....my Mighty Flames put BOTH back ups on waivers..LOL

Encouraging for you Harry... All the visiting teams have won so far.

So there's that.

January 19, 2013  06:39 PM ET
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Encouraging for you Harry... All the visiting teams have won so far. So there's that.

Of course - by then the Flames could be o-fer.

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January 19, 2013  07:08 PM ET

I knew that it was weird that the Habs opened their season at home, the last time that happened was in 1999.

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