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Nabokov to Detroit (570K), Nabby on waivers, claimed by the Islanders

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01-22-2011, 02:47 AM
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All we know about his wife is that she is from Kentucky and hates Russia.

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01-22-2011, 02:52 AM
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All we know about his wife is that she is from Kentucky and hates Russia.
Who would have guessed?

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01-22-2011, 03:24 AM
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7 hours and 36 minutes until It is revealed what team stole Nabokov

I hope St. Louis is somehow the highest priority to claim him and then he does that waiver rejection thing though

that would just be so insanely funny

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01-22-2011, 04:35 AM
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All we know about his wife is that she is from Kentucky and hates Russia.
He took one child with him and his wife and one child stayed back. She wasn't happy. Nabby is back

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01-22-2011, 05:15 AM
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Mixed feelings if we get him, he might play well and make us draft lower. But the team is hard to watch with AHL calibre defencemen lately.
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01-22-2011, 06:27 AM
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All indications are that the Islanders will put in a claim. There was a full newsday article today about it, and our beat writer NEVER writes about things like this unless she has it in pretty high regard it has a good chance of happening.

Personally, I don't really understand it. For a team that likes to build through the draft, with DP/Lawson or DP/Poulin, they have their 1 way ticket right into a top 3 overall. Maybe first overall.

So you sign Nabokov? That's just unfair to the player. I know life is unfair, but it's not necessary.

The main reason the Isles will do it is because they'd like Poulin to develop in the AHL. And who knows, this could be one of DP's last in the NHL,so maybe they figure if we claim him now, he likes the teammates, he resigns in the offseason to help us make the playoffs next year.

Otherwise, IDK. It is one of those "WTF" moves, but it looks like it will happen. Sorry to Detroit.

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01-22-2011, 07:12 AM
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No, deal Conks to Detroit and demand back Tomas Tartar. If they refuse, Jan Mursak.


Would you like a package deal including Datsyuk and Lidstrom, while you are it?

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01-22-2011, 07:28 AM
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I predict Nabokov to the Sharks then SJ deals Niemi to the Isles for a pic

Don't think the Isles will put a claim on Nabby just because they are noy a contender but they really need a G

I could see the Isles getting Smith from TB as well.

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I predict Nabokov to the Sharks then SJ deals Niemi to the Isles for a pic

Don't think the Isles will put a claim on Nabby just because they are noy a contender but they really need a G

I could see the Isles getting Smith from TB as well.
Doesnt make sense money wise for isles to pass on nabby for 570K and trade a pick for niemi who costs more.

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01-22-2011, 07:37 AM
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No, deal Conks to Detroit and demand back Tomas Tartar. If they refuse, Jan Mursak.
Do you actually believe the words that your typing?

Fail.

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01-22-2011, 07:41 AM
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Doesnt make sense money wise for isles to pass on nabby for 570K and trade a pick for niemi who costs more.
yea but do you think some teams may shy away since he said he wants to go to a contender?

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01-22-2011, 07:44 AM
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I predict Nabokov to the Sharks then SJ deals Niemi to the Isles for a pic

Don't think the Isles will put a claim on Nabby just because they are noy a contender but they really need a G

I could see the Isles getting Smith from TB as well.
That's a pretty dumb prediction. Only because Niemi has totally not worked out for SJ, right? Lol

I mean, SJ would totally claim him and trade their no.1 for the dude who didn't fold like a cheap chair during the playoffs while he was with them, right? Lol

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01-22-2011, 08:17 AM
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yea but do you think some teams may shy away since he said he wants to go to a contender?
words from his agent:

"Meehan said Nabokov will play regardless of where he ends up, nixing speculation that he would sit out the season if he were claimed by a club for whom he did not want to play.

“He wants to get visibility for next year,” Meehan said."

http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index....geni_nabo.html

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01-22-2011, 08:17 AM
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Is the deadline today at noon or Monday at noon?

I wasn't sure if Saturday's count for the waiver period.

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01-22-2011, 08:17 AM
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so is it noon today when we find out if he cleared?

edit: JINX!

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this is one of the more exciting waiver wires in a while, good chacne he gets claimed IMO

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01-22-2011, 08:32 AM
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today at noon we'll find out.

In case this hasnt been mentioned (and it may have), the wigns sent joey macdonald back down to GR and brought up Pearce to make room for nabokov possibly being put on the roster

Mac would have to clear waivers if he were sent down later, whereas pearce is exempt from waivers.

so kenny must be pretty positive that the wings will get him :\

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http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index....macdonald.html

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01-22-2011, 08:34 AM
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words from his agent:

"Meehan said Nabokov will play regardless of where he ends up, nixing speculation that he would sit out the season if he were claimed by a club for whom he did not want to play.

“He wants to get visibility for next year,” Meehan said."

http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index....geni_nabo.html
ahhh ok Isles then lol

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ahhh ok Isles then lol



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I predict Nabokov to the Sharks then SJ deals Niemi to the Isles for a pic

Don't think the Isles will put a claim on Nabby just because they are noy a contender but they really need a G

I could see the Isles getting Smith from TB as well.
Oh do pray tell how you came to the conclusion that Niemi would be the first to go and not Nitty who has the longer contract.

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This rule is a little stupid I think. If some other team wanted the guy, they should have tried and signed him themselves. Now, a player wants to sign one place, and then gets moved to a team he doesn't want to play for.

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This rule is a little stupid I think. If some other team wanted the guy, they should have tried and signed him themselves. Now, a player wants to sign one place, and then gets moved to a team he doesn't want to play for.
Yeah tell that to St. Louis Blues fans. It is a stupid rule but kind of makes sense. This prevents teams from "cheating". I.E. you negotiate with a player in Europe that he plays half the year over there and you bring him over for a less cap hit and in time to help your team for the playoffs.

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This rule is a little stupid I think. If some other team wanted the guy, they should have tried and signed him themselves. Now, a player wants to sign one place, and then gets moved to a team he doesn't want to play for.
Without the rule he would be playing for us

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BTW, If say the Devils claimed him, would the 24 hr period need to go or could they just announce it officially since they get 1st claim and nobody beats them (that last part kinda sounds weird referring to the Devils this year)
The Devils did not claim him.

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