Nabby at that price is a much better move than either Emery or Smith. He's a proven goaltender at a bargain price. There's a reason Smith went unclaimed, and anyone claiming Emery would have to put him into the lineup immediately, which is less than ideal with a goalie trying to mount a comeback, let alone someone with the history of Emery.
Amazing how they pick up Nabby because they supposedly were so desperate for a goalie. Yet they don't have any interest in Mike Smith or Ray Emery?? Garth Snow is a complete moron.
And on top of that, it's even more ridiculous considering Poulin and DiPietro were both healthy at the time they stole Nabby away from us. Now they're hurting for goalies MUCH more now, yet they put no claim on either Smith or Emery???
Their goalies were injured beforehand, which is why they claimed Nabokov. Dipietro was coming back from injury at the time they grabbed Nabby, but everyone knew it was inevitable he'd get hurt again.
Nabby doesn't want to join them and suddenly all of their goalies are injured? Nice try Snow, I certainly hope Nabby holds out now. Just as a big f*** you for claiming him.
I'm surprised how bent out of shape people are over the Nabokov thing. Snow claimed him for a lot of the same reasons Holland wanted him. It was a great deal on a very good goaltender, when the Isles had virtually no healthy goalies.
And if the Islanders had passed, I guess you'd all just be mad at the next team who picked him up, because he still had like 25 more teams to clear. There was little to no chance Nabokov was ever going to be a Red Wing.
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