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Nabokov a short-term fix in Tampa?

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08:38 AM ET 01.27 | The NHL's All-Star Game gives league GMs a bit of time to assess their teams and talk shop. Expect to hear lots of rumors during the next few days as a result. But which players could actually move in a trade? ... [Evgeni Nabokov] He is playing very, very well. He carries a modest salary. He will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. He never wanted to come to Long Island in the first place; he signed with Detroit after fleeing the KHL and the Islanders claimed him on waivers. The Islanders are 10 games out of the last Eastern Conference playoff spot. Nabokov could be a short-term goaltender fix for the talented Lightning -- and he could parlay that into bigger money there next season.

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January 27, 2012  09:16 AM ET

As long as Deeps is on your goalie depth chart, you're going to need an extra goalie. Having said that, what would Garth take in trade? What would Tampa give up?

January 27, 2012  09:18 AM ET

As long as Deeps is on your goalie depth chart, you're going to need an extra goalie. Having said that, what do you think Garth would take in trade? What would Tampa give up?

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January 27, 2012  09:27 AM ET

were you being facetious or did you get doubled up by the dickotry of the servers like i did?

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January 27, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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As long as Deeps is on your goalie depth chart, you're going to need an extra goalie. Having said that, what do you think Garth would take in trade? What would Tampa give up?

These two teams could definitely get something done, no doubt.

January 27, 2012  09:39 AM ET

Maybe the Isles could trade Nabby to the Nucks for Luongo. That way they could have their goalie problems locked up for a long time.

January 27, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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were you being facetious or did you get doubled up by the dickotry of the servers like i did?

LMAO - Word of the Day!

January 27, 2012  10:04 AM ET
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Maybe the Isles could trade Nabby to the Nucks for Luongo. That way they could have their goalie problems locked up for a long time.

that could be the all time record for "awesome" contracts- Luongo, DiPietro, and Yashin

January 27, 2012  10:09 AM ET

Montoya is back from concussion, played well against Toronto and was the Isles best goalie before the injury. So I say trade Nabokov. The Playoffs are very unlikely and I really do not think trading Nabokov makes them weaker unless Montoya gets injured again. Koskonin and Poulin are more then capable back ups.

Is this going to turn into an annual trade b/w the bolts an Isles?

January 27, 2012  10:21 AM ET

DP is gone for the year. So we're stuck with Montoya and Nabby. I'm glad Nabby has sucked it up and decided to play for the Isles this year. They needed him. He also upped his trade value a bit.

Isles have some pretty good rookie goaltenders sitting in the AHL, so trading Nabby for a 1st rounder would be a no-brainer if you ask me.

Tampa seems to like old goalies that previous played for the Isles......maybe it'll happen again.

January 27, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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As long as Deeps is on your goalie depth chart, you're going to need an extra goalie. Having said that, what do you think Garth would take in trade? What would Tampa give up?

Fingers crossed that something in the new CBA allows the Isles to get out of that dumb contract. The more this guy gets injured, the more likely he'll retire. Such a shame.

January 27, 2012  10:51 AM ET

Good cheap trade-bait the Isles got for almost nothing. If they trade him it will be a good final decision.

January 27, 2012  10:52 AM ET

Didn't Luongo played for the Isles way back when?

January 27, 2012  10:53 AM ET
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Fingers crossed that something in the new CBA allows the Isles to get out of that dumb contract. The more this guy gets injured, the more likely he'll retire. Such a shame.

Theft of Service....??

January 27, 2012  10:55 AM ET
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Theft of Service....??

Yep - pretty much. Injuries plagued this guy from the get go. They'll never live down the mistake of giving him that long term mess.

January 27, 2012  11:09 AM ET
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Yep - pretty much. Injuries plagued this guy from the get go. They'll never live down the mistake of giving him that long term mess.

Contract signing was the kiss of death

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January 27, 2012  11:32 AM ET
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They signed Yashin, bought him out, didn't learn their lesson and went and did worse with Ricky Bodycast. They deserve no such clause. It's not a dumb contract, it's dumb management, and they should pay for their stupidity.

6 one way, half a dozen the other. I'm not defending a damn thing when it comes to that contract and I agree with you.

I'm praying for a retirement at this point.

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