San Jose: “We Got a Goalie!”

San Jose finally signed Evgeni Nabokov, giving him two years for $7.15 million.
The Sharks had Nabokov on the ice doing drills before the ink on the contract was dry. San Jose didn’t want to sign Nabokov for a short-term contract because of free agency fears. So they ended up giving him a short-term contract and putting the team in a 1-4 hole. I don’t understand why San Jose would start the season without a number one goalie. And I don’t understand why San Jose would throw away the present for the future.