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03-05-2007, 09:40 AM
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Murray was nearly dealt to SJ

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SHARKS NEARLY HAD BLAKE, MURRAY?

NEWSDAY: Steve Zipay recently reported "The Sharks were prepared to send G Evgeni Nabokov for Kings D Rob Blake before G Vesa Toskala got hurt. There was another deal on the table involving the Bruins for Glen Murray, Paul Mara, now a Ranger, and more. Instead, they landed Bill Guerin and Craig Rivet, not too shabby. If they don't advance deep, coach Ron Wilson might be in trouble."

Spector's Note: Hat tip to "Derek". The Nabokov-for-Blake rumour is interesting, considering both players have "no-trade" clauses in their current contracts. As for Murray and Mara, the Sharks would've taken on significant salary beyond this season, particularly for Murray. It may have been a wiser course of action to take on Guerin and Rivet, the impending UFAs, as that'll give them cap space to go shopping this season if they desire, as well as space to re-sign key players.
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I wonder if it was Murray and Mara for Nabakov and Georges or something along those lines...

Rivet and Guerin (both UFAs) makes MUCH more sense for the Sharks this season.

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Yeah... the Sharks would have taken on significant salary beyond this season with Murray, yet they fail to mention they would be giving up (even more!) significant long-term salary with Nabokov.

The Sharks have this season and next season to win the cup, because after that they are in salary cap hell.

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I'd rather have Timmay and the Muzz. If Thomas is able to carry this team to the playoffs, that contract is going to look like a bargain.

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I wonder if it was Murray and Mara for Nabakov and Georges or something along those lines...

Rivet and Guerin (both UFAs) makes MUCH more sense for the Sharks this season.
Murray/Mara for Nabokov/Georges or

Boyes/Mara for Ward/Wideman

Which one do you prefer?

Tough call. Georges does nothing for me, and Nabokov has a pretty fat contract.

I'm not one of the "ditch Muzz at all costs" club members, and ditching his salary but taking Nabokovs on would have left us about where we are with Muzz, maybe a bit over.

Of course keeping Boyes would have been a nice option too.

I do think at the least we're a better team today based on the Boyes/Mara swap out.

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Murray/Mara for Nabokov/Georges or

Boyes/Mara for Ward/Wideman

Which one do you prefer?

Tough call. Georges does nothing for me, and Nabokov has a pretty fat contract.

I'm not one of the "ditch Muzz at all costs" club members, and ditching his salary but taking Nabokovs on would have left us about where we are with Muzz, maybe a bit over.

Of course keeping Boyes would have been a nice option too.

I do think at the least we're a better team today based on the Boyes/Mara swap out.
Tough call indeed. Swapping out Mara for Georges and then not getting another replacement would not have been good for the defense. Nabokov would be exposed and likely not look any better than Thomas. Boyes could have been swapped for a defenseman (not Wideman) and maybe that would help, but then there's a gapping hole in the forward unit.

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03-05-2007, 10:34 AM
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I dont understand the love affair with Nabakov.
Good goalie sure...but not great, getting up in age, and has one of the 5 worst contract in hockey.

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