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Islanders claim Nabokov off waivers, will not report
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01-22-2011, 09:39 AM
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I wouldn't be opposed to claiming him just to prevent DET from having him. We can fit him under the cap right now so we could run with three goalies (or send Bob down). I said this when I first heard about the signing, but sending Bob down in favor of Nabby is not a bad idea. At the moment Boosh seems like he is playing better than Bob and Nabby at least has a history of good play, albeit not this season. So here's what I do if I am GM.
Put in a claim simply to prevent DET from getting him.
If he gets claimed by someone else, who cares because Boosh and Bob are playing well right now.
If he makes it down to PHI, now we have a starting goalie that was the initial priority of this team anyway.
Send Bob down and let him be the everyday starter in ADK.
Start Nabby a few games in a row to see how he does.
If he sucks, ok, Boosh is the Starter and Bob and be can called back up.
From what I understand there is a NMC in the contract so I guess he can't simply be waived, but with a contract that size it wouldn't be too bad keeping him on the roster and just not playing him. To me it seems like a low risk VERY HIGH reward.
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