Found March 21, 2012 on
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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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Goaltender Evgeni Nabokov has agreed to a deal to play for the New York Islanders next season.
The 36-year-old Nabokov is 17-18-3 with a 2.56 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. He played part of last season in the KHL and declined to report to the Islanders after being claimed off waivers. But he returned to the NHL this season and has played well for the Islanders...
New York Islanders goaltender Evgeni Nabokov signed a one-year, $2.75 million contract extension Wednesday that keeps him with the team through next season.Nabokov was claimed on waivers by the Islanders after returning from Russia to sign a $570,000, one-year pact with the Detroit Red Wings. The disgruntled goalie held out for the rest of the season and refused to join the Islanders...
Evgeni Nabokov signed a one-year contract extension with the New York Islanders this morning. According to Bob McKenzi of TSN, the deal is worth $2.75 million.
“I’m thrilled to commit to this team for next season,” Nabokov said in a team press release. “We have a great group in the locker room of young, talented players and we’re heading in the right direction. I’m excited...
via Bob McKenzie tweet, Evgeni Nabokov’s new one-year deal with the NYI is $2.75M. The deal does NOT include a No Move or No Trade clause.
UNIONDALE, NY (March 21, 2012) – The New York Islanders announced today that goaltender Evgeni Nabokov has agreed to terms on a one-year contract for the 2012-13 season.
“I’m thrilled to commit to this team for next...
Matt Moulson scored a power-play goal with just over six minutes remaining, and the New York Islanders beat Toronto 5-2 on Tuesday night, handing the Maple Leafs their eighth straight home loss.
PA Parenteau breakaway goal less than two minutes later stretched New York's lead and caused a cascade of boos from disgruntled Maple Leafs fans. Moulson made it 5-2 with an empty-net...
from Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun, The boos finally began at the 13:56 of the third period, when Mississauga’s Matt Moulson put the New York Islanders ahead 3-2.
A few seconds later, a sporadic chant of “Fire Burkie” began.
And when Andy Frost announced: “Last minute of play in the game”, a cheer broke among the few fans left inside the Air Canada Centre.