Kings' biggest free agent flop?
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12-14-2012, 01:36 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: San Diego
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Really? Not saying you're wrong, because I clearly know jack about all of this, but that makes zero sense since Nabokov played 77 games for San jose that year and their backup was Brian Boucher. Who did San Jose expect to ride in the post-season?
Memory is fuzzy, but I thought the Blake/Nabokov rumor was from the deadline in 2007. At that point, Vesa Toskala and Nabokov were being used as 1A and 1B. Toskala had usurped the starting gig for the 2006 playoffs and the Sharks knew they'd have to trade one of them.
Nabokov would regain the #1 spot and the Sharks would deal Toskala+ to eventually land Logan Couture at the 2007 Draft. As you stated, it would have been strange for them to offer up Nabokov in 2008 unless they had another deal to bring in a goalie.
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