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TheFutureIsNOW 12-14-2010 12:17 PM

Brian Rolston on Waivers
 
Brian Rolston is on Waivers

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ClydeGuy 12-14-2010 12:20 PM

He makes $5 mil this year and next. Now I know why the Devils are in cap hell (so to speak).

chris11inter 12-14-2010 12:20 PM

We should pick him up- like every other guy that hits the Waiver wire!!!

Lets not even wait for recallable waivers!

We need this guy NOW!!

Jimmi Jenkins 12-14-2010 12:27 PM

Actually on re-entry waivers, I think Rolston makes sense for the Oil, he's a veteran, a center who can kill penalties and win draws. If it's at half the price, I don't see much of a downside.

Eytinge 12-14-2010 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Jimmi Jenkins (Post 29561733)
Actually on re-entry waivers, I think Rolston makes sense for the Oil, he's a veteran, a center who can kill penalties and win draws. If it's at half the price, I don't see much of a downside.

I doubt he'd fall to us on re-entry waivers.

Jimmi Jenkins 12-14-2010 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Eytinge (Post 29561880)
I doubt he'd fall to us on re-entry waivers.

I don't disagree, I'm just saying if he's there on re-entry waivers, a claim makes sense for the Oil.

cfrancis 12-14-2010 12:44 PM

He's done, physically.

I wouldn't take the chance.

smokersarejokers 12-14-2010 12:47 PM

Yes. I love the waiver threads. I think Dustin Boyd went back on waivers again.

I know he can win draws and kill penalties, but I don't know why the Oilers would want him, even at half price.

I'm pretty sure they're sticking with this group unless some kind of Souray deal goes down or a quality young player becomes available.

rec28 12-14-2010 12:50 PM

Hasn't he always said that he never wants to play in Canada?

Ghostbuster 12-14-2010 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by rec28 (Post 29562139)
Hasn't he always said that he never wants to play in Canada?

Doesn't have the option when he's on waivers.

Fluffy Nuts 12-14-2010 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jimmi Jenkins (Post 29561733)
Actually on re-entry waivers, I think Rolston makes sense for the Oil, he's a veteran, a center who can kill penalties and win draws. If it's at half the price, I don't see much of a downside.

He's at 32% winning 9 of 28. He's also listed as a winger for the Devils. He hasn't taken very many faceoffs the past couple of years.

Neilio 12-14-2010 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by chris11inter (Post 29561588)
We should pick him up- like every other guy that hits the Waiver wire!!!

Lets not even wait for recallable waivers!

We need this guy NOW!!

We should sign him for 5 years so he "likes us". :laugh:

Hemsky4PM 12-14-2010 01:24 PM

My feeling is that the Devils will be biting the bullet and buying Rolston out if he isn't taken on re-entry. No point in paying him 100% of his salary when you can cut your losses and pay 67%.

A buy out would be 6.7M spread over 4 seasons. 1.675M in cap and financial penalties for 4 years.

This is actually what I believe the Oilers should have done with Souray. No point in paying him every nickle to play in Hershey. I suppose this summer the Oilers could buy-out Souray at 3M spread over two seasons (1.5M). That would at least ensure that when Paajarvi, Hall and Eberle are up for new contracts there isn't any dead cap space left on the books.

rec28 12-14-2010 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Ghostbuster (Post 29562177)
Doesn't have the option when he's on waivers.

Not really the point - why would we pursue (assuming he was worth pursuing) someone who has explicitly stated that he doesn't want to be here?

Fluffy Nuts 12-14-2010 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Hemsky4PM (Post 29562859)
My feeling is that the Devils will be biting the bullet and buying Rolston out if he isn't taken on re-entry. No point in paying him 100% of his salary when you can cut your losses and pay 67%.

A buy out would be 6.7M spread over 4 seasons. 1.675M in cap and financial penalties for 4 years.

They can't buy him out during the season.

joestevens29 12-14-2010 01:41 PM

Don't want him. Where does he fit on the roster? I doubt he reitres, but if he does then we are on the hook for the salary. Not worth the risk.

ERC91 12-14-2010 01:41 PM

Does anybody know wether they now have his cap hit off the books?

I don't think so as it is a +35 contract.

It would be interesting if it was like this, as then it would be sure that he will get on re-entry, as it wouldn't make any sense to have a cap hit of 5millions for a player that isn't even on your team when you are in cap hell (you would have to replace him with another player that also has a cap hit).

jumptheshark 12-14-2010 01:48 PM

if he could pass the physical I would take a chance on recall waivers. I have always liked Rolston and I think he could help in the dressing room. But as other people say--on recall waivers I think the NYI would grab him

Spawn 12-14-2010 01:54 PM

He's on a 35+ contract. So even if he clears and is sent down the Devils still are stuck with his contract on their cap.

This guy has been a bad hockey player since being in New Jersey. I'd stay away even at 1/2 price.

ERC91 12-14-2010 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by jumptheshark (Post 29563348)
if he could pass the physical I would take a chance on recall waivers. I have always liked Rolston and I think he could help in the dressing room. But as other people say--on recall waivers I think the NYI would grab him

You forgot about the fact that the Islanders master plan for this season is to ice an AHL team in order to tank.


I'm split about Rolston. Actually I think that he exactely is a kind of player we need.

On the other side he seems a bit like he is already done in the NHL to me.

Grod 12-14-2010 02:18 PM

It will be interesting to see if he in fact gets assigned after he clears.

joestevens29 12-14-2010 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Grod (Post 29563896)
It will be interesting to see if he in fact gets assigned after he clears.

Assigned doesn't do anything for the Devils other than add another roster spot for them, which actually is worse if you think about it.

DangerMan 12-14-2010 02:27 PM

Rolston 5 years ago would have been nice, but he's long removed from being that player. He hasn't played center in quite some time. The Oilers are set in the wings.

reginaoil 12-14-2010 03:28 PM

Washed up, terrible contract. Sounds like the missing piece.

misfit 12-14-2010 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by joestevens29 (Post 29564046)
Assigned doesn't do anything for the Devils other than add another roster spot for them, which actually is worse if you think about it.

No, but if they assign him, then that means they can put him through re-entry waivers making him more appealing to other teams and possibly getting themselves out of half the cap hit at least.


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