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Wings Negotiating w/ Nabokov

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I come home for lunch, and this is what I find. Make me wonder if my co-worker receiving a text from her old boss who now works for Ilitch, stating "OMG!!!" is referring to all this.

I could never pretend to know all the inner workings of Ken Holland's brain, but I can see where he might be going with signing Nabokov.

1.) We have a more reliable backup and/or tandem for Jimmy compared to MacDonald.

2.) I do believe Ozzie will be back in early March, but I don't know who will be out to make room for Nabby's cap hit (maybe Miller.

3.) This is a tryout period because I think Ozzie will be given the chance to take us out through the playoffs if he performs well, but I believe this is his last season. So this sets up a possible goaltending option for next year, already tested out.

4.) Competition, competition, competition. You light a fire under Jimmy, Ozzie might step up his game more, or Nabby might win out over all of them. Either way it's a healthy dose of competition for all three.

5.) If Nabby doesn't clear waivers, Holland has something else already up his sleeve--maybe another deal already planned with a team who may claim him, for us to get their goalie? Who knows but Holland?

For the most part, I see it as a possible good move if all works out. The only thing is I hope Ozzie has not played his last game. He deserves a better closing to his career than this.

I don't think its a stretch to say that if Osgood, with a wonky groin, comes back this season (and we sign Nabby...) he won't be given his "fair" shot. If he even plays, I doubt he gets enough starts by the playoffs to prove himself. Combine that with the odds that Nabby or Howard outplay him, and its all but over for Ozzie this season.

Also, cap-wise, I don't see how this works without some money off the books. I would certainly expect Hudler to be on the block if this goes through...

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so did you come in here just to argue?hahaha=)

Nah, just love beating the Osgood haters up. When folks say any goalie can play and win here, but then when a great goalie wants to come here, he's not good enough. :blink: Nabby a much better goalie than Osgood, so if thats the case, we win!

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You don't think Holland has looked at every possible angle...here's the results of what he and Jim Nill came up with for their plan:

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Not stating the obvious, just thinking out loud...

Funny how this works, Nabokov is a free agent, but has to clear waivers to get signed. Being a free agent means you can sign where you want, but in this situation he could get claimed by a team he doesn't want to play for. Interesting...

It's to stop teams from hiding players in Europe so that they can avoid waivers at the beginning of the season.

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couldn't he just refuse his assignment if claimed? Besides it's not like he was setting the world on fire in the KHL (from what I've heard)

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For those in the metro Detroit area, they are discussing all of this on 97.1 The Ticket. You know, that station that never talks about hockey. :thumbdown:

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For those in the metro Detroit area, they are discussing all of this on 97.1 The Ticket. You know, that station that never talks about hockey. :thumbdown:

And that would be right around the Valenti-Foster show which is normally dedicated to nothing but Michigan State and Mike's football picks for the weekend. rolleyes.gif I guess anyone with a mic on a sports show can have a voice but they really need to give it up.

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@capgeek. Deal still isn't done, but $570,000 for the rest of the year is what I'm told. Pro-rated to about $250,000. #nhl #redwings

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And that would be right around the Valenti-Foster show which is normally dedicated to nothing but Michigan State and Mike's football picks for the weekend. rolleyes.gif I guess anyone with a mic on a sports show can have a voice but they really need to give it up.

The Michigan State stuff usually gets brought up by moron Michigan fans looking to pick a fight. And yes, they do talk a lot of football but that's what brings in the callers.

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Hard to imagine Nabokov doesn't get claimed at $570,000 or as the last tweet indicated...roughly $250,000 pro-rated.

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@DarrenDreger

@capgeek. Deal still isn't done, but $570,000 for the rest of the year is what I'm told. Pro-rated to about $250,000. #nhl #redwings

I'd have to imagine there is something else in place to make him unattractive to other teams. Maybe some backroom dealing with another team? There is way more to this or perhaps there isn't and we are all crazy.

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The Michigan State stuff usually gets brought up by moron Michigan fans looking to pick a fight. And yes, they do talk a lot of football but that's what brings in the callers.

Nahh, Mike's self righteous "I'm a MSU grad" crap gets pumped out there WAAAYYYYY too much. And that is what brings the Michigan fans in. His bias towards that is sickening really but I digress lol. Sorry for thread derailing, just my tiny rant on that joke Valenti.

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There's something going behind the scenes. Perhaps Nabokov's agent is saying he'd refuse to play elsewhere, so the team to claim him would lose a roster spot and the cash if they did.

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I'd have to imagine there is something else in place to make him unattractive to other teams. Maybe some backroom dealing?

There have to be bonuses that will carry over to next season which will make him unattractive to other teams at that amount.

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I'd have to imagine there is something else in place to make him unattractive to other teams. Maybe some backroom dealing?

maybe it isn't about Nabokov at all? something along the lines of an agreement with a team low in the standings to get Nabokov signed at a low cap hit so they can take him off of waivers and trade us their goalie for a 7th round pick or something?

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For the money, theres gotta be something else. Maybe a NMC? or a multi-year deal? Kennys not gonna work to try to and sign Nabakov just to have him gone right away.

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For the money, theres gotta be something else. Maybe a NMC? or a multi-year deal? Kennys not gonna work to try to and sign Nabakov just to have him gone right away.

It happened to St. Louis twice...

Do we really want Nabokov at a multi-year deal given his KHL numbers?

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Nahh, Mike's self righteous "I'm a MSU grad" crap gets pumped out there WAAAYYYYY too much. And that is what brings the Michigan fans in. His bias towards that is sickening really but I digress lol. Sorry for thread derailing, just my tiny rant on that joke Valenti.

Still going to have to disagree. Mike usually brings up a Michigan topic, as he should since it brings in callers, and then some idiot calls in and says "blah, blah, blah, Michigan State." Sometimes it's going to sound like gloating after all the years of abuse State fans took from Michigan fans and all of a sudden State is the big dog on top.

Nevertheless, it's nice to listen to hockey talk. Just shows how big this news really is.

It happened to St. Louis twice...

Do we really want Nabokov at a multi-year deal given his KHL numbers?

You really want Joey as your backup? You can't have it perfect every time.

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It happened to St. Louis twice...

Do we really want Nabokov at a multi-year deal given his KHL numbers?

Doug Armstrong is not Ken Holland.

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