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07-07-2010, 01:32 PM
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Nabokov signs with SKA St.Petersburg, $24M/4yrs

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/2010/...urce=headlines

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Nabokov is going to DEMOLISH that league

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So long and good luck,don't really care about him and glad he isn't going to Philly

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it's actually $24m/4 yrs, rather than the 6 that the topic title states

not too surprising, there's no market in the NHL this year for a goalie of Nabby's caliber

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I thought it was 6M$ per?

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heh can't blame him for taking it really. close to home + 6M tax-free money.

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It's a 4 year deal.

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I know it's 4 years... my brain is very tired right now. I wasn't sure if I was going to write $24M/4yrs or $6M per year/4 yrs. My brain combined both, and ta-da! we got $24M/6yrs

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but... it isnt about the money....
if he wanted to play in the NHL he could be

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but... it isnt about the money....
if he wanted to play in the NHL he could be
He tried, and no, he can't. What team would sign him at this point? There's a boat load of goalies in the NHL right now and very few teams need a goalie, even more at Nabokov's price range.

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but... it isnt about the money....
if he wanted to play in the NHL he could be
For 500k with Philly?

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For 500k with Philly?
Well, if he had jumped earlier, maybe he could have got $1.5-$2M from some teams. That seems to be what the teams that needed a starter were willing to pay on July 1st. Nabokov will be killing that salary if the rumour turns out to be true. I guess he has one advantage going back at that kind of money in that he dodges the KHL import goalie issue. Awfully sweet deal for him.

I think the SKA GM would have been smart to wait a bit and get him cheaper.

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Good for him.

Sharks made a big mistake.

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Well, if he had jumped earlier, maybe he could have got $1.5-$2M from some teams. That seems to be what the teams that needed a starter were willing to pay on July 1st. Nabokov will be killing that salary if the rumour turns out to be true. I guess he has one advantage going back at that kind of money in that he dodges the KHL import goalie issue. Awfully sweet deal for him.

I think the SKA GM would have been smart to wait a bit and get him cheaper.
Dan Ellis sucks. Nabby could have easily signed for 4M in the NHL.

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Good for him.

Sharks made a big mistake.



Dan Ellis sucks. Nabby could have easily signed for 4M in the NHL.
I wonder. I mean, those teams *could* have targeted Nabokov. Instead they targeted Niitymaki, Leighton, Ellis, for a lot less than $4M. Rumour has it that the Flyers offered $2M to Turco. I don't know if it's all just coincidence, or evidence of a burgeoning trend to not want to place a premium on goaltending. The deal that Huet got may have served as a big warning signal. Or lesser ones that Theodore or Khabibulin got. I could be wrong, but I'm not sure that Nabokov is vastly superior to most of these guys, and I guess the thinking is if you're only looking at a slight improvement over them, why pay millions of dollars more for it?

Anyway, regardless of all that speculation, this is a great deal for Nabokov, if it's true. I doubt the Sharks made a mistake. But clearly Nabokov didn't either. Win-win.

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I wonder why they paid him 6 million when there was no way he'd get that in the NHL??

Maybe a political reward?

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TSN is now reporting it's a 6 year deal.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=326867


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Well it is quite obvious that no NHL team was willing to pay that to a goalie who has never won anything.

The KHL overpaid to get the Star there, they are desperate for Star Power. The NHL teams are not as all teams possess some Star Power.

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Its sad to see the KHL overpaying big time for NHL rejects.. How to take this league seriously??

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I think the SKA GM would have been smart to wait a bit and get him cheaper.
They will get him for as cheap as they want. KHL contracts aren't NHL contracts. When they decide he stinks, they toss em out in the alley...with his contract.

No big loss, he's way too expensive for his return.

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Yikes!

KHL owners are desperate.

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Its sad to see the KHL overpaying big time for NHL rejects.. How to take this league seriously??
Nabokov is not an NHL reject. He has been one of the leagues most consistent goalies since his Calder Trophy win and became a free agent at the wrong time. It's not like no teams tried to negotiate a contract with him.

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Wonderful, I just traded Nabokov last week (in my hockey pool) for Varlamov and a 1st rd draft pick. My friend is going to be pissed.

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Wonderful, I just traded Nabokov last week (in my hockey pool) for Varlamov and a 1st rd draft pick. My friend is going to be pissed.
I've never participated in a hockey pool before. What happens when a player leaves the NHL, that player is then void in the pool?

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TSN is now reporting it's a 6 year deal.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=326867
What I don't like about these type of deals it's that young russians will be way more motivated to play the game for KHL and not the NHL. Besides the Kovalchuk's and Ovechkin's of this world, I see more and more russians using the '' If no money im gone to KHL '' excuse when on FA market.

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Nabokov is not an NHL reject. He has been one of the leagues most consistent goalies since his Calder Trophy win and became a free agent at the wrong time. It's not like no teams tried to negotiate a contract with him.
Maybe it was a bit of an overstatement but Nabokov is in my book a bottom quality starter in the NHL, he has been pretty lucky in the last couple of years to play for a great team in front of him.. Sharks have been playing solid and structured hockey for a while now, the are a force in the reg season..

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