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09-24-2009, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by The Wolf View Post
You seem to have no idea how this works. What club do you think wants this overpaid player and pay his salary then? If the answer is none, then trade/waive will not work.

A possible way is to put Jones in a trade along with a top player. NYR did something like this. The Jackets wanted a good D in Fedor Tyutin, but to get him they had to accept Cristian Backmans contract too, a pretty bad overpaid D similar to Jones. It was the only way NYR could get rid of Backman.
I'm not sure what you aren't understanding.

The Flyers ABSOLUTELY can, and if they feel they need to be relieved of his salary, ABSOLUTELY will waive Jones and stick him in the minors if need be.

There is NOTHING that will prevent them from doing that. If someone doesn't want Jones at his salary (which is what you are suggesting) he will clear waivers. The Flyers will then stick him in the minors, and pay him his big salary to play in the AHL. It sucks for him, but it's the way it is.They have done it with Gauthier and they will do it again.

The article that was just linked suggests exactly what I've been saying.

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