San Jose Sharks: Top Five Offseason Free Agents that Could Replace Evgeni Nabokov

March 11th, 2010 by Jason Figueiredo-Dumpit Leave a reply »
It is a weird thought…someone other than Evgeni Nabokov regularly in between the pipes for the San Jose Sharks. Nabokov’s career in the NHL has spanned 11 seasons and three different decades, with all of them in teal. He is the leader in almost every All Time Sharks goaltending stat imaginable and thinking about a season without the flexible Russian seems quite eerie. Nabokov has been the rock for this Sharks organization over the past decade, largely helping them to become true Stanley Cup contenders. Without his solid and consistent net play during the regular season, the Sharks probably would not have earned the several banners hanging from the rafters. But the one banner missing from that rafter is undeniably the most important. With Nabokov’s contract reaching its conclusion at the end of this season, many have to wonder whether or not the Sharks will re-sign him if he does not win that ultimate prize. The former Calder Trophy winner never fails to appear tentative when it comes to those early playoff match-ups, often times forcing his team to play with their backs against the wall. But this is a story that Bay Area hockey fans know all too wel ...

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