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01-25-2011, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by The Human Torch View Post
The Islanders knew he didn't want to play there. They knew, in all likelihood, that they were completely boning someone who just made a decision to move halfway around the world for a new job.

Nabokov wanted to go to Detroit. Detroit wanted Nabokov. Garth Snow stepped into a no-win pile of dog**** because there were only two outcomes for his team: either they look like morons for trying to sign someone who clearly didn't want to be there and causing him to stay home and unemployed, or they look like morons for signing someone who clearly didn't want to be there but he shows up anyways, helps then win a few useless extra games, and moves his team farther down in the draft order. There was no third possibility. End of story.
This is my thinking as well. The Islanders might be technically right but that doesn't mean they made a good decision. Indeed, it's just the opposite... their GM made a terrible decision and nobody has benefitted. Not the Islanders, the Red Wings, or Nabokov.

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