For example, if you had "respect" for a player, you wouldn;t scew him over that bad, they arent even a playoff team. Nabokov should and does feel like hes been screwed over and Snow has NO respect for him. I wouldnt want to play for them after that.
Snow should waive to show respect/.
Isles should respect and shouldn't screw with Tavares, Okposo, Streit, MacDonald, Moulson, De Haan, and the rest of their young players. Damn the Isles for trying to ice a decent line up! Don't they know they should just roll over and die!?!?
To be fair his agent sent out message first that Nabokov would only go to a team where he had a chance to compete for the starting role.
Unless DiPietro spontaneously combusts he won't get that chance.
uhhhh.... DiPietro can't stay healthy. Pretty sure that is common knowledge. I am pretty sure Nabokov has a better shot at getting games in as an Islander(injury-prone DiPietro + AHL level goalie) than as a Red Wing(Legit starter in Howard)
Question is, do the red wings get first dibs on waivers if he gets put back on?
Because if he is this sounds like some sort of conspiracy .
But really, Islanders pick him up and Nabby says he wont report, then the islanders feel shocked or whatever, then put him back on waivers for the wings to pick him up. It is a way to try to get past the NHL with any pre organized deal as it doesn't look like the NHL could prove that they pre organized it.
I agree with this thought. Snow can pretty much tell Nabokov that he has two options: play for the Islanders or sit out the rest of the year. The latter won't help him get a nice contract at all.
Neither will the former. He's just having to decide between the best of two bad options. You could put anybody between the pipes for the Islanders this year and the result probably wouldn't be much different. At least by leaving a bit of mystery regarding how well he can still play, he's a worthwhile gamble. If he went to the Islanders and sucked, he loses that value.
Possible that they are just trying to strong arm Snow hoping he says **** it and puts him back on waivers to land at a more desirable local. When Snow says your not reporting your not playing anywhere maybe he shows up to play.
Bob: Because last year, I was playing in Europe, and then I decided I missed playing in North America, so I signed with the Blues.
Bob: Yeah, but I had to go on waivers first, and the freaking Flames picked me up on waivers. Without even talking to me first! What a-holes! I didn't want to play for the Flames so I said "Screw you guys" and they freaking suspended me!
Jim: Er what?
Bob: Yeah, they didn't just put me back on waivers so I could go to the Blues. What a bunch of jerks.
Jim: So I shouldn't sign them because they followed the waiver process and didn't bend when you demanded they let you go for no reason?
Bob: Yeah. Totally. Jerks. They also wouldn't give me a DeLorean time machine. I hate the Flames.
Why would a player be angry about a team following a league rule?
Again, the far more likely scenario is Bob will tell Jim to not sign with the Islanders because IT'S THE ISLANDERS, land of crazy Wang and Snow. This waiver wire pickup, I fail to see why it would piss off future UFA's.
That's a pretty dumb move on Nabokov's part. I understand that he doesn't wanna play for a terrible organization that has no chance at playoffs, but now he won't be able to play at all this season and he won't be back to KHL for sure. Next season, he won't get more than 500k for 1 year.
Is Snow the type of GM who will say "nuts to you, I'm not waiving you, so you can sit at home"?
Also, if he does get waived(waives his NMC) to go to Detroit-does this set a future precedent for future players who will insist on an NMC as well, then basically "I won't report" until they get to the team they signed with?
Its a small sample size, but he doesn't have the greatest stats coming back from the K-so why does Detroit want him?
As for the Isles, they've done nothing wrong IMO. See, if Nab doesn't get claimed by NYI, at such a low salary, and he goes to Detroit, who are pretty high up in the standings, then charges of "Collusion" would fly all over the place-the idea "no one claim Nabakov because we signed him".
What's really funny about the claim that the Isles are screwing their reputation with free agents and their agents is.... their reputation is already screwed with free agents. It's an organization with a bad present, an uncertain future, and questionable (to say the least) leadership.
Doing what to him? They need a goalie. A competent goalie entered the market on waivers. They claim him. Pretty cut and dry standard NHL stuff.
Naby comes back to play on a good team then gets swiped by a ****** team. I understand why they did it I would prob do the same but either way its a dick move. Put urself in his shoes rather than looking from the management standpoint..