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01-20-2011, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by TOG26 View Post
That has to be exactly it. Maybe like 2 million/year for 2 years?
But what's the incentive for Nabby to sign a 2-year deal @ $2m per? Why not just sign a 1-yr deal and wait for UFA period next offseason?

Originally Posted by Fictionzero View Post
Even if they max out the salary they could pay him with the LTIR space given to them (which is 3.5M~) I do not see how he clears waivers.

There are both to many teams that are contending in both conferences that could use goal tending help and have room or are trying to tooth and claw their way to salary floor. Much less of the later, but giving themselves a 500K-800K cushion they could pay him 2.7M-3M maxed out from their current salary.
Originally Posted by steffeG View Post
Actually, with the LTIR-possibilities, the Wings can sign him for like 6-7 millions if they want, thus scaring off virtually all teams that might be interested to have him. (Flyers, Caps, Sharks, Hawks that have been mentioned here, for instance).

Maybe the Avs, though? Tons of capspace, and mess with the Wings? Not that Andy didn't play lights out last years playoffs, though.
But then what do the Wings do with the players on LTIR? They'd have to clear space at some point, right?

Originally Posted by X8oD View Post
Wings need a back up next year. You put a 2nd year on that contract, and things get scary for teams not willing to make a commitment.

You give him the same salary Osgood had, and Detroit is in no worse position.

Nabakov's only card here is, if he doesn't like the team who claims him, and he has a 2nd year deal. He threatens to retire. Thus putting the team on the hook for both years.

Does this a apply to players who don't have a contract? I wonder if this applies given he didn't have a contract at that date. He now is over 35.

Would love to see what happens.
Same as above - what's the incentive for Nabby to sign a 2-yr deal at a low cap hit?

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