Found March 21, 2012 on Puck Drunk Love:
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It wasn't long ago that the hockey world was discussing the rather strange situation surrounding the New York Islanders and Evgeni Nabokov. Last season Nabokov was claimed off waivers by the Islanders but the veteran goaltender refused to report to the team, publicly displaying the fact he didn't want to play for the organization. The rather awkward situation resolved itself this season when Nabokov agreed to report to training camp and has since had a rather solid year for the struggling Isles.  Evidently, Nabokov's view on the Islanders has since warmed quite a bit as the goaltender has signed a one-year, $2.75 million to remain with the Islanders.  Don't you just love happy endings? Nabokov's actions last season were pretty disappointing. As an athlete, when you are signed or claimed by a club it is your responsibility to go and play for them to the best of your ability. Nabokov let preconceived notions he had about the Islanders get in the way of his res...
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