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12-17-2012, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Brodeur View Post
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.
If the rumour was we'd be dealing Blake for Nabokov in Blake's final season with the Kings, that would have been the 2008 trade deadline.

Toskala, as you said, was dealt to Toronto at the 2007 Entry Draft.

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