Nabokov released by SKA contract, now a free agent

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    Nabokov released by SKA contract, now a free agent

    Post by PTFlea on Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:42 am

    Huge news this morning:

    People like Kulka are reporting that Nabokov has been outright released and is a UFA. Unbelievable stuff.
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    Post by PTFlea on Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:44 am

    December 13, by mutual agreement of the parties with regard to family circumstances to terminate the contract between the hockey clubs SKA and goalie Evgeni Nabokov.
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    Re: Nabokov released by SKA contract, now a free agent

    Post by PTFlea on Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:44 am

    I believe that any club signing him would have to put him through waivers first.
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    Re: Nabokov released by SKA contract, now a free agent

    Post by shabbs on Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:51 am

    Yes... I think that is correct too. Same issue was with Jagr. Coming off a KHL contract, you have to go through waivers. I think it's called the Ruotsalainen rule.
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    Re: Nabokov released by SKA contract, now a free agent

    Post by Number Twenty Nine on Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:01 am

    SpezDispenser wrote:I believe that any club signing him would have to put him through waivers first.

    How does that work? Wasn't he a UFA before he went overseas?

    Do you make him an offer and then someone can scoop him on waivers? Doesn't make sense.
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    Re: Nabokov released by SKA contract, now a free agent

    Post by shabbs on Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:04 am

    Number Twenty Nine wrote:
    SpezDispenser wrote:I believe that any club signing him would have to put him through waivers first.

    How does that work? Wasn't he a UFA before he went overseas?

    Do you make him an offer and then someone can scoop him on waivers? Doesn't make sense.
    It's because he's coming off a European contract.
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    Re: Nabokov released by SKA contract, now a free agent

    Post by Hoff-Machine on Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:10 am

    well...I wonder why the split occurred....clearly Nabokov wants back into the NHL but for what reason???
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    Re: Nabokov released by SKA contract, now a free agent

    Post by PTFlea on Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:16 am

    Michallica wrote:well...I wonder why the split occurred....clearly Nabokov wants back into the NHL but for what reason???

    Wife didn't like it there is the first thing that came to mind.
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    Re: Nabokov released by SKA contract, now a free agent

    Post by Hoff-Machine on Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:22 am

    Probably misses the san jose weather.....Florida should trade Vokoun asap and sign Nabokov to a multi-year deal. Wife gets the sun, Panthers get a bonafide number one goalie through waivers (I'm assuming they'll have one of the first dibs on him). Everyone wins!

    Seriously, I'd like someone to educate me a little more on how waiver-wire goes with KHL free agents
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    Post by shabbs on Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:30 am

    Michallica wrote:Seriously, I'd like someone to educate me a little more on how waiver-wire goes with KHL free agents
    I don't think it's too complicated. Basically, if you are a free agent coming off a KHL (or any European) contract and sign with an NHL team, you have to go through waivers.
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    Re: Nabokov released by SKA contract, now a free agent

    Post by Hoff-Machine on Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:31 am

    shabbs wrote:
    Michallica wrote:Seriously, I'd like someone to educate me a little more on how waiver-wire goes with KHL free agents
    I don't think it's too complicated. Basically, if you are a free agent coming off a KHL (or any European) contract and sign with an NHL team, you have to go through waivers.

    How does the contract negotiation work? Oh I think I get it. You sign with a team, but then you have to go through waivers, got it!
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    Re: Nabokov released by SKA contract, now a free agent

    Post by shabbs on Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:11 pm

    Michallica wrote:
    shabbs wrote:
    Michallica wrote:Seriously, I'd like someone to educate me a little more on how waiver-wire goes with KHL free agents
    I don't think it's too complicated. Basically, if you are a free agent coming off a KHL (or any European) contract and sign with an NHL team, you have to go through waivers.

    How does the contract negotiation work? Oh I think I get it. You sign with a team, but then you have to go through waivers, got it!
    Yeah, exactly. So, it's a risk the team takes when negotiating with a player that has those restrictions. You work to get a contract done and then bring him up through waivers and risk your player getting pinched by someone else.
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    Re: Nabokov released by SKA contract, now a free agent

    Post by wprager on Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:37 pm

    The risk can be managed by talking to the GMs ahead of you in the hopper.


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    Re: Nabokov released by SKA contract, now a free agent

    Post by shabbs on Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:40 pm

    wprager wrote:The risk can be managed by talking to the GMs ahead of you in the hopper.
    But it's still a risk. Wink
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    Re: Nabokov released by SKA contract, now a free agent

    Post by Hoff-Machine on Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:51 pm

    But its not re-entry waiver is it? i.e. half the salary if he's picked up by someone else?

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