and so the nabby saga continues. How many others have been graced with 3 threads?
time for another summary.
1. The isles are out $3,375 USD (the cost of the waiver claim). Wang must be thrilled.
2. The isles now have 2 options: suspend him without pay, or waive him again.
A) Suspend without pay
- nabby would not be able to play in the NHL or any league with a transfer agreement until he honored his contract with the isles. Based on the yashin precedent, this could extend indefinitely.
B) Waive him
- nabokov would first need to waive his NMC. Obviously, he would do so.
- nabokov will then be offered to all teams in the league on waivers again. Regular waiver order applies.
relevant section of the cba
Originally Posted by CBA 13.23
13.23 In the event a professional or former professional Player plays in a league outside
North America after the start of the NHL Regular Season, other than on Loan from his
Club, he may thereafter play in the NHL during that Playing Season (including Playoffs)
only if he has first either cleared or been obtained via Waivers. For the balance of the
Playing Season, any such Player who has been obtained via Waivers may be Traded or
Loaned only after again clearing Waivers or through Waiver claim.
Predsv82: "just because you say this doesnt make it so.
the rule is logical and fair.
without it there would be chaos and evey february there would be 15 aged euros signing with the top 5 teams."
The rule is not logical and fair. Teams can sign North Americans, why not Euros? And what is fair about forcing a player to play for the lowest bidder? The player has no say in this, which is what is unfair. For instance, Nabokov wanted to resurrect his career, which he can't do for a terrible team like the Islanders. That and the fact that one team spends money and time negotiating and the crappiest team to bid reaps the benefits?
It's not a fair rule, it never has been, it's just never been so obvious on such a large scale before. Just as the Blues. It's a dumb rule and there should be more player discretion. In the cap world you can't just call up a bunch of Euros anyway. It doesn't make sense.
Nabokov signed a contract and before he signs another contract he must fulfill his first one. By refusing to report and play he is not fulfilling his first contract.
I'm almost 100% positive this is not the case. In all the discussions previous to this, it has never been indicated he would "owe" the signing team anything. He can't play this season, but next season he IS a UFA. It's not the same rules as a player leaving an NHL mid-season for Europe and owing their team the remainder.
He should have thought this through before going to the khl. He knew the risks so suck it up and play. Meehan and nabby are not in the driver seat and I see no reason why the isles should waive him. Kind of like rewarding a spoiled child when acting up.