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Empty Net: What a Farewell to Evgeni Nabokov Means for San Jose

San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson announced in a press conference Tuesday that the Sharks have decided not to offer a new contract to unrestricted free agent goaltender Evgeni Nabokov.

This marks the end of a 10-year Sharks career for the former Calder Memorial Trophy winner (rookie of the year), two-time Russian Olympian, and multiple-time All-Star goaltender.

Nabokov has been the starting goaltender in San Jose since taking over for Steve Shields in his rookie season of 2000-2001. Since that time he survived pressure from backup Miikka Kiprusoff, who became one of the elite goalies in the league after a trade to Calgary, and Kipper's successor Vesa Toskala, who briefly wrested the starting job from Nabby in 2005-2006, when he st...

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