LOS ANGELES -- The Flyers came to this NHL draft looking for a goalie via the trade route.
Their camp took the red eye from Los Angeles back to Philadelphia on Saturday night after the draft without a No. 1 goaltender, but they made slight progress.
According to league sources, the Flyers have a verbal agreement in place with the San Jose Sharks to fork over a seventh-round pick next season if they can sign San Jose’s Evgeni Nabokov before July 1, when he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Late Saturday Meehan said it might not be "feasible" to get a deal done before July 1.
Don Meehan, the agent who represents Nabokov, told CSNPhilly.com earlier that his client’s no-trade clause is not an issue. San Jose obviously has given the Flyers permission to get a deal done and Meehan is willing to engage the Flyers ahead of July 1.
Sharks general manager Doug Wilson, who would not confirm anything, said there were some things surrounding these negotiations that could take days to complete.
Wilson referred questions to Flyers’ GM Paul Holmgren, who declined comment on any specifics.
Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 06-26-2010 at 07:59 PM.
I've been very iffy on Nabokov in general, but if the contract is fair then why not give him a shot? Sure he hasn't had much playoff success and quite frankly he looked like he just said "**** it" in the Olympics... but the guy is talented. He's been in some real goaltending battles out West in the playoffs. I'd be very anxious to see what he can do with our team.