The summer market begins to take shape
Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren seems determined to add a veteran No. 1 goaltender to his squad's crease. According to a CSNPhilly.com report, Holmgren has gained permission from the San Jose Sharks to chat up unrestricted free agent netminder Evgeni Nabokov, who is seeking a new home. (Read this for more info.)
Before turning his eye to Nabokov, however, Holmgren had quietly received the green light from Dallas to speak to another soon-to-be-free netminder, Stars UFA Marty Turco.
In fact, Holmgren offered Turco a three-year deal worth roughly $6 million (or a bit more than $2 million per season). The 34-year-old Turco, who confirmed the offer via text message, politely declined, opting Thursday to test the market.
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