Marty Turco Turns Down Philadelphia Flyers, What This Means for San Jose Sharks

June 29th, 2010 by Nick Burger Leave a reply »
Over the better part of the last decade, there have only been a few constants in the world of Sharks hockey.

One, San Jose making the playoffs. Two, Patrick Marleau. Three, Evgeni Nabokov.

It has become commonplace to hear Nabokov's name echo throughout the Shark Tank when San Jose's starting lineup is announced prior to each game.

After the San Jose Sharks told franchise goaltender Evgeni Nabokov, "I think it's time we start seeing other people," the San Jose net became vacant.

Nabokov was a catalyst to some of the greatest moments in Sharks history. From the multiple 40-win seasons, to the powerplay goal he scored in 2002, to the copious franchise records for goalies, to Western Conference Finals appearances and everything in between, it was a great ride with "Nabby."

No. 20 helped transform the Sharks from an eighth-place team in his rookie year to a team on the cusp of NHL supremacy.

Nabokov provided San Jose with stability in net: something that every team that has it is thankful for, and something that every team doesn't have seeks so desperately.

It has been an offseason o ...

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