New York Islanders EA NHL 18 Predicting Player Ratings
Greiss 85 (82)
From what I understand Thomas Greiss was bumped to 85 at the end of the season on NHL 17. that stays in NHL 18.
Greiss was his stellar self in 2016-17. When Halak was banished to the AHL at the end of the 2016 calendar year Greiss picked up the slack. Greiss was essentially the Isles only choice.
Third string goalie, and too-good-to-be-waived JF Berube stunk it up in his few appearances. Meaning that Greiss played far more than he should have.
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Halak 85 (85)
Did EA add a category for distractibility? If so Halak should take a dip. His inability to cope with an honestly less than ideal situation was why he found himself in the AHL by 2017.
Halak made good in the AHL, helping the Sound Tigers string together a number of wins and eventually earning himself a shot in the NHL again. Where he was dominant.
In his seven games back at the end of the 2016-17 season, Halak went 6-1-0 with a .949 SV% and a 1.57 GAA. Showing everyone he was still the same goaltender.
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How do you think the New York Islanders are rated in NHL 18? Do you think more players take a big jump? Do you think EA takes Bailey’s production with a grain of salt and leave him at 83?