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Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov makes retirement official

  An emotional Evgeni Nabokov announced his retirement Wednesday from the NHL, just two days after he was traded by Tampa Bay to the San Jose Sharks, the team that drafted him in 1994. ''It means a lot that this circle is coming to an end and I'm happy I will retire as a Shark,'' Nabokov said, holding back tears at a news conference attended by his family, friends and former San...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning trade Evgeni Nabokov to Sharks for future considerations

TAMPA, Fla. --” The Tampa Bay Lightning traded reserve goaltender Evgeni Nabokov to the San Jose Sharks on Monday in exchange for future considerations. Nabokov, 39, had a 3-6-2 record with an .882 save percentage and a 2.44 goals-against average in 11 games with Tampa Bay this season. The Lightning placed Nabokov on waivers on Feb. 1 and called up goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning waive Eugene Nabokov, promote Andrei Vasilevskiy

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning placed veteran reserve goaltender Evgeni Nabokov on waivers and promoted goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy from the American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch on Sunday. Nabokov, 39, was 3-6-2 with a 3.14 goals-against average and an .882 save percentage in 11 appearances (nine starts) with the Lightning this season. However, he was 0-3-1 in his...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Nabokov Waived Vasilevskiy Recalled…Now What?

Today the Tampa Bay Lightning placed veteran goalie Evgeni Nabokov on waivers and recalled rookie Andrei Vasilevskiy from Syracuse. The moves are not surprising and neither is the timing considering the Lightning’s packed schedule with two back-to-backs and a five game western road trip at the end of the month. Here is the press release from the team: The Tampa Bay Lightning have...
Via Lightning Shout
February 01, 2015  |  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...
March 27, 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...
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Isles' Nabokov Joins Team on Trip, Works Out

New York Islanders goaltender Evgeni Nabokov joins the rest of his teammates on their current roadtrip after being placed on injured reserve just earlier this week, as reported by Arthur Staple of the Long Island Newsday. Nabokov left during the first period of last Monday's game against the Dallas Stars.Nabokov has begun doing some light off-ice work outs just a few days after getting...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Evgeni Nabokov trips on puck in warmups, does snow angel

New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov tripped on a puck in warmups and had a perfect reaction to it.  Rather than get upset or make it look like nothing happened, Nabokov embraced it and did a snow angel; clearly amusing everyone that saw it. [@GoldandorSmith]
Via Diehardsport
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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