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MXPX 11-15-2013 05:04 PM

Biggest mistake by a team?
 
According you which team did the biggest mistake on all time by waived a player?? That team though that the player in question was bad and after other team grabbed him he became a very good player?? I have some case in my head like : Phoenix- Briere, Vancouver-Grabnerů

FissionFire 11-15-2013 05:05 PM

Calgary and Martin St. Louis immediately comes to mind

bleedblue1223 11-15-2013 05:06 PM

St. Louis AINEC. One of the few times that AINEC actually fits.

MXD 11-15-2013 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by MXPX (Post 74454369)
According you which team did the biggest mistake on all time by waived a player?? That team though that the player in question was bad and after other team grabbed him he became a very good player?? I have some case in my head like : Phoenix- Briere, Vancouver-Grabner…

Habs -- Beauchemin (not a worst, just a case i came up with).

Nazemlupul 11-15-2013 05:08 PM

Grabner in recent memory.

Garbage Goal 11-15-2013 05:08 PM

There's not much room for discussion as far as the biggest all time goes, but as far as more minor ones go, while it may or may not have been a mistake by TB (who I believe was the team we got him from), Adam Hall was a great pickup for Philly. Solid all-around player to the point I never find anything to complain about with him and he's absolutely dominating face-offs this season.

LuiLui 11-15-2013 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by MXPX (Post 74454369)
According you which team did the biggest mistake on all time by waived a player?? That team though that the player in question was bad and after other team grabbed him he became a very good player?? I have some case in my head like : Phoenix- Briere, Vancouver-Grabnerů

Vancouver didn't waive Grabner, they traded him to Florida where he got waived

MXPX 11-15-2013 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by LuiLui (Post 74454597)
Vancouver didn't waive Grabner, they traded him to Florida where he got waived

Yeah sorry, you're right. And i had never understood that one!

TheHudlinator 11-15-2013 05:13 PM

Button waiving Marty :facepalm:

488fitter 11-15-2013 05:13 PM

MSL is a no brainer.

Edmonton waived Ray Whitney after 9 games played with the club. He then went on to be close to a PPG player for the next 16 seasons...

Vitto79 11-15-2013 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by TheHudlinator (Post 74454733)
Button waiving Marty :facepalm:

still cant believe they made a big deal for the guy and then waived him, so stupid :laugh:

Vip 11-15-2013 05:29 PM

Anaheim and Bryz? At the time, he was playing amazing for Phoenix. We all know what happened when he left though.

Psycho Papa Joe 11-15-2013 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by MXPX (Post 74454369)
According you which team did the biggest mistake on all time by waived a player?? That team though that the player in question was bad and after other team grabbed him he became a very good player?? I have some case in my head like : Phoenix- Briere, Vancouver-Grabnerů

Phoenix put Briere in waivers and he went unpicked. He was their draft pick and only left via a trade to Buffalo

Mr Fahrenheit 11-15-2013 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Vipassana (Post 74455321)
Anaheim and Bryz? At the time, he was playing amazing for Phoenix. We all know what happened when he left though.

IIRC they had to get rid of him and no one wanted to pay

Riptide 11-15-2013 05:33 PM

Pomenville, Anderson, Hainsey, all come to mind.

Going Back to Cally 11-15-2013 05:34 PM

While Marty St. Louis may have been waived, nobody claimed him so it wasn't too much a mistake.

wKetch22 11-15-2013 05:34 PM

Peverley got waived and ended up becoming a pretty good player

GKJ 11-15-2013 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Vipassana (Post 74455321)
Anaheim and Bryz? At the time, he was playing amazing for Phoenix. We all know what happened when he left though.

That was intentional. Brian Burke promised Hiller he wouldn't stay in the minors, and couldn't find a trade for Bryzgalov, so he simply waived him with the hope someone would take him. Not great asset management, but it wasn't an egregious oversight either.

Riptide 11-15-2013 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Psycho Papa Joe (Post 74455419)
Phoenix put Briere in waivers and he went unpicked. He was their draft pick and only left via a trade to Buffalo

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Originally Posted by Mr Fahrenheit (Post 74455457)
IIRC they had to get rid of him and no one wanted to pay

As per Burke, he tried to trade him, and wasn't getting what he wanted. But felt he owed Bryz the chance to be a starter... so he waived him. Bryz had been amazing in the playoffs that year, and BB felt he owed him.

Punxrocknyc19* 11-15-2013 05:35 PM

Daniel Briere.. great job by the Coyotes

jumptheshark 11-15-2013 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by 488fitter (Post 74454749)
msl is a no brainer.

Edmonton waived ray whitney after 9 games played with the club. He then went on to be close to a ppg player for the next 16 seasons...

ding ding

MXPX 11-15-2013 05:40 PM

Habs - Tomas Vokoun

TheHudlinator 11-15-2013 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Bish please (Post 74455503)
While Marty St. Louis may have been waived, nobody claimed him so it wasn't too much a mistake.

No but it speaks volumes of the Flames rebuild at the time. Button was/is suppose to be a good scout and talent evaluator and he didn't think Marty was that good. It speaks volumes for our rough late 90's early 2000's.

gudzilla 11-15-2013 05:41 PM

grabner was trash in his training camp and preseason, had to be waived

Brodeur 11-15-2013 05:44 PM

I recall Briere (years later) mentioning how getting waived and going unclaimed ended up being a blessing in disguise. Up until that point, he was mailing it in and took being an NHL player for granted. When it became apparent that his NHL future might be in jeopardy, he became motivated and started working hard. In that case, can you blame the team for waiving him if the player admits that he was dogging it?

Similarly, I believe Grabner admitted that he had a poor camp for Florida in 2010 and he didn't blame them for not keeping him on their Opening Night roster.


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