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Nabokov claimed by Islanders. Will not report & Can't be traded part II
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01-22-2011, 05:30 PM
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I think the issue people have is the fact that Nabokov came back to play for a contender, and the Isles simply are not one of them. Everyone basically knew there was a high chance he would get claimed by somebody. But at the very least, it should be by a team that either:
a. Legitimately need a goalie to make a post-season/Cup run - The Isles are not.
b. Really want to screw over the Wings since they may face them in the post-season - Again, the Isles are not one of those teams.
So why pick him up? To finish 22nd in the league instead of 28th? It's too late to even make a playoff push - if this happened in November or *maybe* early December - I could see why they give Nabokov a shot, but not now.
Again Nabokov's agent said Nabokov is willing to play for
team that gives him a shot at being #1 goalie.
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