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Tosky bids Team Teal Adieu!

In a move that was inevitable, Vesa Toskala has moved on. Along with disappointing forward Mark Bell, our solid 2006 playoff netminders is a Toronto Maple Leaf.

Vesa and Sharks Staple Evgeni Nabokov had been splitting time between the pipes during the regular season, proving that a two goalie rotation can be effective.  In exchange for the two traded players the Sharks recieved a 1st, 2nd, and 4th (2009) round selection in this week’s entry draft.

“The San Jose Sharks have acquired a first round pick (San Jose’s option for 2007 or 2008), a second round pick in 2007 and a fourth round pick in 2009 from the Toronto Maple Leafs, in exchange for netminder Vesa Toskala and forward Mark Bell.

Should San Jose use the first round pick today, Team Teal would draft 13th overall.

Toskala, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the coming season, split time with Evgeni Nabokov during the regular season, but saw Nabokov take over full-time in the rotation late in the year and during the playoffs.

Bell was acquired by San Jose prior to the 2006-07 season, but had a tough start due to some off-ice issues and became a healthy scratch for much of the stretch drive and playoffs.”

I think this is a great move for Doug Wilson, who has consistantly been smart with his deals. Nabby will become our mainstay, and surely Nolan Shaefer will become a solid backup for Nabby.


June 22, 2007 - Posted by | danharris, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Sports, thesilverbullet

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