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Are Teams Interested In Evgeni Nabokov?

from Katie Strang of the New York Hockey Blog at ESPN New York,

The Islanders could be showcasing the 36-year-old netminder in hopes of trading him.

Capuano’s decision was a puzzling one, especially since starter Al Montoya played so well in the team’s first three games. The 26-year-old is 2-1-0 with a 1.35 GAA and .953 save percentage.

Nabokov, one of three goaltenders that made the team out of training camp, received little playing time this preseason and was scratched the first two regular-season games. The former Vezina Trophy finalist makes his first start Saturday after a lengthy layoff; he last played in an NHL game in May 2010.

Asked if any teams have inquired about Nabokov, general manager Garth Snow said through a team spokesman that he “doesn’t discuss his dealings with other GM’s.”

Scouts from Vancouver, Carolina, San Jose, Phoenix and Columbus are listed on the Islanders seating chart for Saturday’s game.

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Primis's avatar

Sounds about right for the way the Isles work.

Acquire him off waivers when he doesn’t want to go, get into a public, long argument over it with him… bring him in the next year with him finally committing to the team… then jerk him around and shop him to someone else, thus angering him after he finally made the commitment you demanded of him.

Posted by Primis on 10/15/11 at 09:48 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

Why am I not surprised?

Posted by SandysWingingit on 10/16/11 at 02:34 AM ET


Bitter, bitter little girls. These comments are typical trash.  Isles own his rights.  Tough.  Live with it.  And just because Strang says they’re shopping him doesn’t make it so.

Posted by fan from ny on 10/16/11 at 05:27 AM ET

bezukov's avatar

I hope Garth Snow can’t trade him in for a lawn mower.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 10/16/11 at 03:46 PM ET

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