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#621 Doc Holliday

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:11 AM

Bob Mackenzie just tweeted that he thinks the Isles are the favorite to claim Nabby.


Why would they claim him? They need a draft pick, not goaltending.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:12 AM

I think it is to prevent a team from getting a cheap (pro-rated) player for half a season.

Say that Bob Forward (fictional player) played for the Fighting Hamsters, but they didn't have enough cap space to meet his $4m/season demands. They only had $2m. If they just didn't sign him and he, as a free agent went to Uganda to play with the Galumphing Turtles for their season (which ends in January) for $3m, and then signed with the Hamsters for $4m (but since half of the season was over, it would only cost them $2m), he'd get $5m, and the Hamsters would get a $4m player for half price for the rest of the season and the playoffs. It gets them in under the cap, but his value is more than that so it circumvents the cap.

At least that's how I understand it. Hopefully if there's more to it, someone else will chime in.


yeah, pretty much. Keeps teams from hiding players overseas so they can sign them later for cheaper.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:13 AM

if the isles claim him it would be just the latest in a long line of mentally retarded moves
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:15 AM

if we do get nabokov, bettman will say its unfair and try to steal one of our draft picks. lol.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:15 AM

Like I said before, what a letdown it would be for Nabokov to think that he's going to the Wings and then get claimed by the Islanders.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:17 AM

Nabby better be a wing by 12..

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:20 AM

Only about 40 more minutes left to wait... Please Hockey Gods, just let him become a Red Wing!

Like I said before, what a letdown it would be for Nabokov to think that he's going to the Wings and then get claimed by the Islanders.



I read something last night that said Nabby will refuse to report to a bottom-feeding team. If the Islanders do claim him, he will bow out and just wait till next season to play. And since it seems like he wants to be with the Red Wings, I would assume he'll just sign with us in the offseason as a free agent.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:21 AM

Like I said before, what a letdown it would be for Nabokov to think that he's going to the Wings and then get claimed by the Islanders.

I could totally see Nabby say screw it and go back to Russia if he is picked up by the Islanders. It's like playing for Chicago, why would anyone want to do that!?

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:24 AM

Bob Mackenzie just tweeted that he thinks the Isles are the favorite to claim Nabby.
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Shut up Bob! Stop being so credible!

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:24 AM

I think that has been Kenny's agenda all along. He took the risk of signing Nabby now, knowing other teams could claim him, and if we get him now then great, if not we will get him in the offseason. Kenny, out of all 29 other GM's in the league, took the initiative to go out and sign him and bring him back to the NHL like he wanted, so I foresee Kenny signing Nabby in the off-season if he is no longer ours today ... but here is to hoping he is ours because Jimmy is NOT cutting it in net; With Nabby the Wings will officially be stacked in all aspects of the game

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:24 AM

His agent said that he would not opt out of the contract.

Of course, he might not have given thought to it being the Islanders...

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:25 AM

cheechoo :hehe:


Bless you! :P

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:25 AM

Only about 40 more minutes left to wait... Please Hockey Gods, just let him become a Red Wing!




I read something last night that said Nabby will refuse to report to a bottom-feeding team. If the Islanders do claim him, he will bow out and just wait till next season to play. And since it seems like he wants to be with the Red Wings, I would assume he'll just sign with us in the offseason as a free agent.


...and that's the beauty of this scenario. Quite possibly the thing that will dissuade teams from picking him up.
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:26 AM

This suspense is killing me.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:28 AM

anyone else watching each minute by minute go by ? :hehe:

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:30 AM

Like I said before, what a letdown it would be for Nabokov to think that he's going to the Wings and then get claimed by the Islanders.


Why would the Islanders claim him when they had an old goaltender in Roloson (and dealt him to Tampa) and they are tanking anyway?

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:31 AM

anyone else watching each minute by minute go by ? :hehe:

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:31 AM

anyone else watching each minute by minute go by ? :hehe:


I was...... I gave up. He won't be a Wing...

I still do not see what the point of this excercise was... to prove that like St. Louis we too can get
the shaft from the waiver process?

I will be puzzled about this for a loooooooong time

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:31 AM

Why would the Islanders claim him when they had an old goaltender in Roloson (and dealt him to Tampa) and they are tanking anyway?


they have a injured goaltender as of yesterday now and first round draft picks aren't work for them anymore, they still fail after 5 lottery picks in a row. :ph34r:

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:31 AM

anyone else watching each minute by minute go by ? :hehe:

Yep! it needs to go by faster!





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