San Jose Sharks Player Profiles: Evgeni Nabokov

May 27th, 2010 by MJ Kasprzak Leave a reply »
Whether as a general manager, columnist, or fan, it makes sense to prioritise the players who are facing free agency when examining the players on the 2009-10 San Jose Sharks roster.

The first step is always to assess their play during the season, as well as in the playoffs that serve as a final exam of sorts. Since about half the teams do not have a good enough regular season to make the playoffs, it seems right to give it weight equal to half the entire regular season.

This will be done one player at a time on Bleacher Report, with their production being factored against the salary (source: HockeyBuzz ) and other assets (or liabilities) they bring to the table—in other words, with Scotty Nichol taking up one-tenth the cap room of Joe Thornton, expectations for him must be lower.

For each assessment on the season that has ended, there will be an accompanying piece on Shark-Infested Blogger to determine if he is the type of player the Sharks will need going forth. We start this with the unrestricted free agent player who was most important ...

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