One of the prevailing themes throughout the first round of the NHL Draft was that the San Jose Sharks were going to send Nabokov's rights to the Philadelphia Flyers.
I am told the Flyers and Sharks are talking this deal but it is NOT close to being done.
Sharks GM Doug Wilson confirms 2 teams wants Nabokov's rights. This is going to drag into tomorrow w/Flyers and someone else
While this would make some sense for the Flyers who are in need of goaltending at this point and with Nabokov looking for a slight upgrade from his $5.375 million cap hit, it could be a match made in heaven. One thing to note though, any contract that Nabokov signs now is a 35+ contract, which means that the full cap hit does not go away if the player is bought out.