Sunday, February 05, 2006

What the hell

Did Doug MacLean take over as the GM of the San Jose Sharks and I not get the memo?

In the case of Nabokov, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, the tentative agreement is said to be worth about $5.3 million per year on a four-year contract...

Huh?

Next season, Nabokov will be paid more than Miikka Kiprusoff, Martin Brodeur, and Tomas Vokoun, all of whom you have to think are superior netminders.

So what's going on here?

Is Doug Wilson so worried that the new contract Marty Turco signed with Dallas a few weeks ago, and the one Olaf Kolzig is expected to sign any time now with the Capitals, will drive Nabokov's price up so much he doesn't want to risk letting him try the open market?

Wasn't it a few weeks ago that Nabakov was being sat for his inconsistent play? I haven't seen a whole lot of Sharks games since then, but I know the team sure hasn't gotten any better as far as wins are concerned.

He's a good goaltender, but for a team that has already committed over $10 million to two players, $21.2 million over four years seems like a big committment from a guy who's never won a Vezina and never took his team to the finals.

Oh, and that sound you heard? It was Roberto Luongo's agent yelling "CHA-CHING!"

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