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February 11, 2015 11:45 PM Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov announces retirement

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 26

February 11, 2015 11:16 PM 5 reasons to praise Evgeni Nabokov's career

Goaltender Evgeni Nabokov announced his retirement on Wednesday, ending a 14-year NHL career. In a great move, the San Jose Sharks acquired him from the Tampa Bay Lightning this week, so he could retire as a member of the team where he began his career. In fact in his rookie season, he had better numbers than Martin Brodeur did as a rookie of the year. He had 32 wins in 2000-01, compared 24

February 11, 2015 10:48 PM Long-time G Nabokov retires

San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Following Monday's trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning, San Jose Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov officially announced his retirement on Wednesday. "I'm really proud to be able to finish my career where I started in San Jose and where I had my best years," said Nabokov. "This is my home and this is where my heart is." The 39-year-old 26

February 11, 2015 10:35 PM Sabres shake up roster again as rebuild continues

By Joe Yerdon - NHL.com Correspondent BUFFALO -- For the second straight season, the Buffalo Sabres have shaken up their roster in a big way near the NHL Trade Deadline. "It was shocking," Sabres forward Marcus Foligno said. "Obviously Myers and [Stafford] have been here for a long time. They're great guys, good guys in the room. It's tough to see some good friends 26

February 11, 2015 9:55 PM Evander Kane for Tyler Myers (and other moving parts) could be win-win: Winnipeg Jets for now, Buffalo Sabres for later

“I made a trade for him, so I’m not worried about his character. It wasn’t all unicorns and rainbows. All players have warts.” — Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray, on Evander Kane. VANCOUVER — In essence, every trade in sports boils down to “my problem(s) for your problem(s).” Not always behavioural problems, not always performance problems, not always money 29

February 11, 2015 9:43 PM For Nabokov, career almost abandoned ends at start

By Kevin Woodley - NHL.com Correspondent Yet most don't know how close his 14-year NHL run came to ending before it even got underway. Twice, in fact, Nabokov almost bailed on the Sharks franchise he leads in most goaltending categories. There was a Russian goalie named Evgeni taken in the first round of the 1994 NHL Draft, but unfortunately for the Boston 26

February 11, 2015 8:31 PM Evgeni Nabokov announces retirement from NHL

Wednesday, 02.11.2015 / 3:34 PM / News Goaltender Evgeni Nabokov announced his retirement Wednesday at a press conference at SAP Center in San Jose. "The circle is coming to an end and I'm happy to retire as a Shark," an emotional Nabokov said. Selected by the San Jose Sharks in the ninth round (No. 219) of the 1994 NHL Draft, Nabokov began this season 28

February 11, 2015 7:26 PM Winnipeg Jets send Evander Kane to Sabres in seven-player trade 

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets sent embattled left wing Evander Kane to the Buffalo Sabres in a seven-player trade on Wednesday, loading up in hopes of their first playoff run since moving from Atlanta. The Jets received defenseman Tyler Myers, forwards Drew Stafford and Joel Armia, the rights to 2014 second round pick Brendan Lemieux and Buffalo’s 34

February 11, 2015 5:50 PM Sabres acquire Kane from Jets in blockbuster trade

Buffalo holds three first-round picks in the 2015 NHL Draft. The Sabres have previously acquired first-round picks in this draft from the New York Islanders and the St. Louis Blues. It is unclear which pick Winnipeg will receive. Forwards Joel Armia and Brendan Lemieux are the prospects the Jets acquire in the trade. College goalie Jason Kasdorf, a junior 30

February 11, 2015 5:27 PM Evander Kane traded to Sabres in blockbuster deal

The Winnipeg Jets turned a negative situation into one of the boldest moves in their history by trading injured forward Evander Kane and defenseman Zach Bogosian and a prospect to the Buffalo Sabres for defenseman Tyler Myers, right wing Drew Stafford, a first-round pick and two quality prospects. The massive trade was confirmed by a person with knowledge 31