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EVGENI NABOKOV RUMORS

Nabokov excited about joining Lightning

Veteran goaltender Evgeni Nabokov said he had a few options during free agency, but once the Lightning called, it became his No. 1 focus. "It pretty much starts from the top, with Steve Yzerman, the coach, and the depth of the team is going to get better," Nabokov said. "I like the direction of the team is going, with a lot of young guys. There's a lot of talent...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Nabokov Adds Veteran Presence To Young Tampa Goalie Core by   Steven Ellis

Evgeni Nabokov has signed a one-year, $1.55 million deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Last season, Nabokov posted a record of 15-14-8 with a GAA of 2.74 and a Save Percentage of .905 while playing for the New York Islanders. During the 2012-13 season, Nabokov went 23-11-7 in 41 games while helping the Islanders sneak into the playoffs before an eventual [...]
Via The Hockey House
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Rumors: LI, Evgeni Nabokov to part ways

The reluctant marriage has finally ended as the New York Islanders and Evgeni Nabokov has come to an end.By Gloss via Wikimedia CommonsPer Arthur Staple:With 2 weeks until free agency, #Isles and G Evgeni Nabokov are not close on a deal. Team needs a backup (or 2) for Jaro Halak.— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) June 18, 2014In 162 regular season starts over three seasons, Nabby...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Future goaltending options for the New York Islanders

It’s no secret the goaltending for the Islanders this season has been awful. That’s not a suggestion or an opinion, but a fact of the game. The Isles are dead last in the league in cumulative (team) save percentage, a product of relying on two goalies who rank 39th and 44th, respectively, in the stat that matters most for their position. That’s out of 45, by the way. For Islanders...
Via isportsweb.com
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Should The Islanders Resign Evgeni Nabokov?

from Arthur Staple of Newsday, The last stretch of the Islanders' season isn't just for evaluating the young players who have been rotating through the lineup. Evgeni Nabokov, for example, isn't signed for next season. He's had two injuries, including a groin problem that cost him a month and left the Isles hanging during their ugly November and December...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The goaltending woes of the New York Islanders

To say the New York Islanders have some goaltending issues right now is to say John Spano had a few character foibles in 1996. Spano, you might recall, was the snake behind the greatest fraud in sports history, while the Islanders, you must know, can’t seem to keep a beach ball out of a mouse hole. As a result, one of the NHL’s most entertaining, high-octane teams has been buried...
Via isportsweb.com
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Isles' Nabokov leaves with hurt groin

New York Islanders' Evgeni Nabokov sustained a groin injury on the first shot he faced Saturday night and left the game just 4:12 in and didn't return. The 38-year-old Nabokov was playing for the first time in four games and the second in six. He did a split and fell forward as Detroit's Darren Helm scored a breakaway goal to tie it 1-1 - nine seconds after New York...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Islanders G Nabokov injured on 1st shot faced

New York Islanders Evgeni Nabokov has left the game against the Detroit Red Wings just 4:12 in after sustaining an injury on the first shot he faced. The 38-year-old Nabokov was playing Saturday night for the first time in four games and the second in six. He fell forward right after Detroit's Darren Helm scored a breakaway goal to tie it 1-1 - nine seconds after New York took...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Comeback Player of the Year: Evgeni Nabokov

It may seem a little early to nominate a comeback player of the year for the NHL, however I have one for you to consider,   New York Islanders Goalie Evgeni Nabokov.  When he was with the San Jose Sharks, Nabokov was one of the premier goalies in the game.  For example, in 2007-8, Nabokov was 46-21 with a Goals Against Average of 2.14.  When he was claimed by the Islanders on...
Via Hockey Fan Land
March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Nabokov agrees to 1-year deal with Islanders

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...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2012  |  1 Comment
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