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by Paul on 07/08/10 at 08:17 PM ET
from Jim Kelley at Sports Illustrated,
If Nabokov does honor his KHL agreement, it would seem that Marty Turco benefits to some degree. Turco acknowledged at the start of the signing period that it was “scary” leaving Dallas (a franchise that no longer wants or can afford him) and going on the open market at an age when retirement is easier to foresee than a two-year contract. However, the Sharks could use him for his remaining talents and knowledge of Western Conference shooters. Having him as a mentor to Niittymaki isn’t a bad idea, either.
Despite the spin that San Jose gave his signing, Nittymaki is not a proven playoff performer. He’s not even a proven No.1 in regular season play. The Sharks haven’t broken up their team with an eye to rebuilding, they are still attempting to go farther than they did in last spring’s playoffs and will need some help in net to realize their goal. More than a few teams can say the same. Turco can fit that bill.
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