Thread: Confirmed with Link: Flyers given permission to talk to Turco
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06-29-2010, 01:08 AM
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The only reason I could see for bringing in Nabokov would be as a mentor to the younger Russian players in the Flyers system. Bobrovsky I'm sure would benefit the most, but having Nabokov here might mean getting Popov and the Bodrov brother over. It might also mean attracting other Russian players who might not be drafted, but have some serious talent to come over too.

I'm not sure though signing a goaltender to a contract three years in length after they turn 35 is such a good idea though. Fact is, there are two very good and promising young goaltenders in the system and if they develop as expected, having that 35 year old for three years might block the progression of one of them. We're seeing in Boston what happens when an 35 year old goaltender signs a long term deal and a much younger goalie takes the position from him - too much money being tied into a seat on the bench. Two years, tops for Nabokov or Turco.

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