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Schneider To Atlanta (Per CKAC)
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09-27-2008, 07:43 PM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario
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From commentator Draft Dodger on James Mirtle blog :
section 13.20 (b) of the CBA:
"A Player who has been acquired by Waiver claim shall not be Traded to another Club until termination of Playoffs of the season in which he was acquired unless he is first offered on the same terms to the Club(s) that entered a claim when Waivers were requested originally and the offer has been refused."
since no other team claimed him, he would have been free to trade.
Except that Atlanta wouldn't have known if another team laid claim to him until after they had placed a claim themselves.
And I assure you, the sole reason the Thrashers acquired him was to trade for an inflated price at the deadline.
Not to mention, by trading for him instead of simply claiming him, they get him cheaper cause they are able to send off some contracts.
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