Commentary

A new start with a new stopper

The Sharks need to manage money wisely to finally play for a Cup

Originally Published: June 21, 2010
By Philip Myrland and E.J. Hradek | Puck Prospectus and ESPN The Magazine
Evgeni NabokovJerry Lai/US PresswireTo keep their elite offense together, it may be time for the Sharks to drop Nabokov.

Plugging Holes -- San Jose Sharks

The Hole: A new starting goalie

Starting goalie Evgeni Nabokov is an unrestricted free agent. The 35-year old has a hefty cap figure of $5.375 million. After yet another playoff disappointment, the team has to decide whether to stick with Nabokov or to cut ties with their long-time starter.


After the pay wall: a possible fix for the team, E.J.'s take on it, and more analysis. For all this, essential for pre-July 1 puckheads, you must be an ESPN Insider.

E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.