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09-09-2009, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by dynrehab View Post
Interesting. Didn't Battaglia go on waivers last year and continue to play? Either way, it is not the "minutes" thast it takes to fill out the paper work, but mostly irrelevant.
Sorry if the "minutes to fill out the paper work" caused any confusion here.. It does take only a simple phone call to NHL head offices notifying the league that the Bruins are matching the Kessel offer sheet and to make room under the CAP by placing player XXXX on waivers to accommodate Kessel's offer sheet salary and contract.

Since any offer sheet has a 7 day period of time attached, that allows plenty of opportunity during that week for Bruins to address their Cap issue to allow for the league to approve Bruins matching and keeping Kessel.

Since a player placed on waivers can't be pulled off them until the time period ends and all other 29 teams have a shot at him, the moment he is really placed on waivers for all intents and purposes is the time the Cap space is now available for Kessel. Even if they had to wait the full waiver period there would still be plenty of time.

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