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#1341 e_prime

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:53 PM

The NHL would argue that the player has an NHL contract and he's required to play for whatever NHL team owns his contract. I would think how he got there is irrelevant. Though I don't doubt the 'PA would argue what you're saying.


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Let's agree that this could become reallyf****** messy. :hehe:
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:02 PM

So if the islanders wanted him so bad why didn't they sign him in December when he first became a free agent?? Why wait till another team tries to pick him up, and then put a claim in??

Why sign him, when you can just wait until someone else does and pick him up on waivers?
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:02 PM

:cool:

Let's agree that this could become reallyf****** messy. :hehe:


As if to imply this whole situation isn't already really messy? :P

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:13 PM

Why sign him, when you can just wait until someone else does and pick him up on waivers?


exactly. the rule, as it stands now, actually prevents teams from signing overseas players. the only way you can get a player is if another team signs him and then you try to claim that player off waivers. i understand that this rule prevents teams from signing a whole bunch of KHL players (for practically nothing) towards the end of the season in order to help them in the playoffs. however, would it not have been simpler, and fairer, to make a rule that says you are allowed to sign only one of these such players and that way you get rid of the whole waiver nonsense. the waiver rule just doesn't seem fair to anyone involved.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:15 PM

Baaaahahaha


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He has drawn heavy criticism for not reporting to the team and later for hanging up on Islanders GM Garth Snow.“Yeah that was a misunderstanding,” Nabokov said. “I thought he was that Canadian reggae rapper Snow, you know the guy that did that song “Informer?” Dude hasn’t left me alone since 1993.”




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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:18 PM

"It's bulls*** really," said Wings GM Ken Holland. "It was all a plan to get some playoff team to ****** him up. Then for us it'd be one less team to worry about."

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:22 PM

A-ha! I was right! Earlier when that article was first posted on here, that same quote said Dave Holland instead of Ken Holland. I didn't think it was part of the comedic aspect of the article.

Sorry about the gloating post. I just wanted to proclaim how right I was. :P




#1348 Hockeytown_Ryan

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:23 PM

After all this that's going on...

I would just say.. OK I Will play...

when you get a game or 2 in start tanking it HARD!!!!! tell Snow.."I am giving it all I got!. you better trade me"

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:26 PM

Fistly, before anyone jumps on, I know how waivers work. Right, got that out of the way.

Having a gander over on HF Forums I'm just amazed at the comments being made defending Snow for attempting to grab Nabokov. "How was he (Snow) supposed to know Nabokov didn't want to play for the Isles" seems quite a popular one. Hint, he signed for the Red Wings.

Yes, as I said, I know how waivers work but the head scratching and "whodathunkit?" type comments over Nabby not wanting to play for the league's comedy element, backed up by similar comments from Wang and Snow are just gobsmacking. Are the Isles really trying to play the "we're a great organisation, why would anyone want to turn us down" card against all the evidence that counters such claims?

Its a funny old world.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:28 PM

Are the Isles really trying to play the "we're a great organisation, why would anyone want to turn us down" card against all the evidence that counters such claims?

They must think it's like 1982 again or something ridonkulous.
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:39 PM

I just read the best idea for Nabby yet. Tell Snow you're ready to play. Show up, play a period or so, then fake an injury. It's been working for DiPietro for years now.

Then he can go where he wants when the season is over, and there's nothing the Isles can do about it.


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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:43 PM

Is there any word from Nabokov on what his agent was thinking saying he'd go to any team if that wasn't his true intent?

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:47 PM

Goodness gracious, the man wants to play for the Red Wings, let him freakin' play for the Red Wings.

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#1354 Hockeytown_Ryan

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:20 PM

JUST PLAY!!!!

use this as a way to keep loose and ready...then the season ends and you can tell Meehan to block all calls from one Garth Snow and
go where you want.

Even IF Not one of their players have a + rating right now.... Just play it out.. Nobody expects them to win much even with Nabokov...who knows Garth will see that and maybe try to do something.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:39 PM

Nabokov's contract will be pushed to next year.
The season will have ended, clearing Nabokov of waivers.
Then Snow will get to trade Nabby, likely here, hopefully for not much.
BEST PART - We get a season of Nabokov instead of a few months.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:02 PM

Why sign him, when you can just wait until someone else does and pick him up on waivers?


Also the only reason Nabokov would have signed with Islanders is money. They would have had to pay him real salary.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:04 PM

Nabokov's contract will be pushed to next year.
The season will have ended, clearing Nabokov of waivers.
Then Snow will get to trade Nabby, likely here, hopefully for not much.
BEST PART - We get a season of Nabokov instead of a few months.

Hudler for Nabokov.... :yowza:

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:06 PM

Is Wang shocked when free agents don't want to sign with the Islanders during the off-season?

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:12 PM

suspending him is going to do a lot, he doesn't want to play with you anyway.

should just waive him until you force him to play for you and he plays like s*** making your team lose even more.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:21 PM

I seem to remember some vague rule in the distant past that says netminders can choose to play with an out-skater stick rather than a goalie one.

Could be an interesting time to experiment in 'real world' conditions if Nabokov decides to take Wang's money.





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