Nabokov signs with Detroit must clear waivers: CLAIMED BY NYI
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01-25-2011, 06:47 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Originally Posted by
The Human Torch
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.
Yes, the rules are positively asinine, but that's beside the point. The point is that this was a completely brainless moves by a franchise that seems to be doing their best to be even more unlikeable from top to bottom than the gong show that is the Edmonton Oilers. Great company we're in.
Boo hoo. The Isles didnt
dick squat. They hoped to be able to get him to show.They needed a goalie. I have zero sympathy for Nabokov. His agent knows what the rules are & has known for years (or should have). If he wanted to be with Detroit he should have signed with them in the off season or not played in the K this year.
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