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Maybe montreal will pick him up :P

At less then 600K i can see a few teams doing a doubletake on their goaltending situations. Guess we wont find out until tomorrow if he clears.

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I will be incredibly surprised if he clears waivers. Although its interesting that he has a NMC built in to the contract.

However, if he does get picked up by a team that he doesn't want to play for, he could simply refuse to report. He wouldn't get to play in the NHL at all, but its a possibility that it could happen.

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I'm laughing my tail off at this.

As I'm sure you're all aware by now, I follow the KHL rather closely, so I saw how Nabby played all season with SKA.

One word summary? Rubbish.

He was horrible all season, played 22 games, 3.02 average, .888 save percentage, he was utterly useless, and he wasn't much better at the Olympics, either.

I thought the signing of Kyle Wellwood was ridiculous (8 points in 25 games with Atlant Mytischi this season), but this beats it easily. It's almost like the NHL is becoming a refuge for KHL rejects... I mean, sure, it's possible Nabokov will bounce back and play stellar hockey, but I doubt it.

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lol Nabokov has decided not to report to the Isles according to Bob Mckenzie.

Okkkkkk......can he do that???

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Lol that's so foul! Now they can trade him to Detroit for a player :lol:

Actually,,,,they cant trade him. Their only option is to put him back on waivers if they dont want him.

Okkkkkk......can he do that???

He can refuse to play with the Islanders but my understanding is he cant play in the NHL this year if he does.

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Actually,,,,they cant trade him. Their only option is to put him back on waivers if they dont want him.

He can refuse to play with the Islanders but my understanding is he cant play in the NHL this year if he does.

And the funny thing is, he has to accept being put back on waivers I'm pretty sure. :lol:

(Your second point is correct too)

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Can't blame him, I wouldn't report to the Islanders either :P

Seriously, he's made enough money over the years, I believe he wants to win a Cup more than anything else and he probably figured Detroit would be his best shot at getting there. He's been in the NHL for what ... 10 years and never won it, why would he join the Islanders?

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Can't blame him, I wouldn't report to the Islanders either :P

Seriously, he's made enough money over the years, I believe he wants to win a Cup more than anything else and he probably figured Detroit would be his best shot at getting there. He's been in the NHL for what ... 10 years and never won it, why would he join the Islanders?

to have a challenge :lol:

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Not to sound mean but if I were him I'd suck it up and report if it means he can't play this season if he doesn't report. He already went through some drama on finding an NHL contract so I'd be thankful to get one, and he can just leave next year and find a new team. If he proves himself helpful to the Islanders I am certain some team will take him and give him a bit of a raise, this is just a bad idea on his part.

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Actually,,,,they cant trade him. Their only option is to put him back on waivers if they dont want him.

He can refuse to play with the Islanders but my understanding is he cant play in the NHL this year if he does.

Really?? So, they couldn't pick him up and then trade him at the deadline assuming he had reported??

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Mackenzie on TSN wrote an article about this situation. According to him,,,,he would have to be put on, and clear waivers again in order to be traded.

http://www.tsn.ca/columnists/bob_mckenzie/?id=350469

What I get from that is that they can't immediately flip him in a trade. Once he starts playing for the team they can trade him but need to get his permission because he has a NMC. I also might just be extremely confused. :blink:

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