NHL Trade Rumors: The 10 Teams That Need Evgeni Nabokov Most

December 20th, 2010 by Michael Stuart Leave a reply »
The last few weeks here at The Bleacher Report have been great for writers and readers like myself.  It's been a true pleasure to read the NHL Trade Rumors series that has been circulating on the site. 

Personally, I've been a part of slideshows regarding players like Jarome Iginla and Dustin Penner.  In this slideshow, my focus is going to shift to another facet of the game.

After a decade of playing time with the San Jose Sharks, Evgeni Nabokov wasn't offered the contract that he wanted to stay in the National Hockey League.

Nabokov decided that his talents would be better used serving KHL powerhouse SKA St. Petersburg.  After a while in Russia, Nabokov was released from his contract and it looks as though he is aiming for an NHL return.

This season in the NHL, fans have been treated to some good, bad and just plain ugly goaltending performances.  In this slideshow, I will examine the 10 teams that need Evgeni Nabokov most.  As he is a free agent, the only obstacle for a team to overcome would be the salary cap.  This makes Nabokov very attractive to any team in search of goaltending.

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