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01-25-2011, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by teganandsara View Post
But what are islanders trying to prove with this move that they can stop player from signing latter in the season if they do not want to play for the Islanders. Sure everyone followed the rules but it was pretty clear that Nabokov was not going to report so what was gained by the Islanders?
If he doesn't report this season and fill their immediate needs in net because of injury then they would issue a challenge to the league and the PA claiming that Nabokov has breached his contract and demand that he honours it next season. In which case they could have Nabokov for an entire season at 570k.

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