I've said it before, if you guys acquire Nabakov and with a healthy Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne, it will be a cakewalk back to the SCF. With Nabakov, the Flyers are probably the most well-balanced team in the league, in my humble opinion.
So the offseason so far is ...
The Flyers getting Nabby and a 3rd for Parent and a 7th? It has been an amazing June, even with the loss to the Hawks.
You're assuming we sign Nabby. No need to get ahead of ourselves.
Originally Posted by PycckuuRocket10
No way in hell he gets Biron'd.
They are two COMPLETELY different type caliber goalies.
He will get Biron'd if he asks for too much. Nabokov probably won't end up as a backup, but he'll definitely end up having to sign for a lot less then he expects if he asks for too much and waits too long to realize that he's not gonna get what he wants. The goalie market is very similar to how it was last year.
If he's asking for 5 mil, like some people are expecting him to, then I doubt many (if any) teams are going to be willing to take him on when there's so few teams and so many other goatlending options out there.
i do not want to sound like a conservative republican, but how do you pay for this?the reason the flyers lost the last 2 years in the playoffs was that they had no cap room to make the moves necessary to improve the team.?
i am not an expert on the bargaining agreement but will this be a 35 yr old contract will no cap relief? will we be another boston with a goal tender's contract killing our cap?
do we want to lose players like giroux because we are tied up with a contract that puts us in cap hell.?
remember, in the 2008/09 season, we were fighting with pittsburg for home ice in the playoffs and we did not have enough cap space for a full team so we had to play defensemen on amateur contracts , we had to send giroux to the phantoms for a lack of cap room anf finally we had to dump upshall and pay phoenix a second round pick as a premium for cap space. i have not seen this happening to any other team
holmgren nets to get this cap right !!!!!. this is not the old days when the flyers spared no cost to win. this is the new nhl and a gm need to control his cap if he is to be sucessful
According to a source, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren was given permission to negotiate a deal with San Jose's soon-to-be free agent goaltender Evgeni Nabokov.
Holmgren had an initial discussion with Nabokov's agent, Don Meehan, of Newport Sports Group, on Friday evening during the first round of the draft.
San Jose general manager Doug Wilson told the Daily News on Friday that the Sharks already informed Nabokov, who posted 40 wins in each of the last four seasons, that they would be heading in a different direction come July 1.
When contacted late Saturday, Wilson would not confirm or deny any such deal was in place.
"My policy has always been consistent in that any conversation I have with another GM is kept in confidence," Wilson told the Daily News.
Nabokov earned $6 million last season but turns 35 next month and is eligible for a 35-and-over incentive-laden contract that could have a low cap number. Meehan and Holmgren negotiated a similar deal for Chris Pronger last summer, which will take effect for this upcoming season.
If the Flyers and Nabokov do reach a deal before July 1, when he would be free game for all 28 other teams, the Flyers would be required to send a compensatory draft pick to the Sharks in exchange.
If the Flyers and Nabokov do not strike a deal, no pick or money would exchange hands. The Flyers essentially have a little risk, high reward early crack at a goaltender who would demand a lot of attention come July 1.