Aaron Voros, Enver Lisin, Lukowich, Ryan Oulahen, A Eriksson, Chelios, Ryan Jones
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03-02-2010, 02:50 PM
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Perhaps I'm misinterpreting, but it sounds like finding and subsequently signing an AHL player to an NHL contract puts you at at least a minor disadvantage. Let's say Chelios gets 1 year, $500,000, he goes on, what we now are suggesting, re-entry waivers and Phoenix (for fun) claims him. The Thrashers get stuck with $250,000 on their cap (I know, pro-rated, yada, yada, that's not the point here) just for signing this guy? That doesn't really sound too great...
It's fine with just regular waivers...if you wanted Chelios, you would have signed him yourself for the same 1 year, $500,000 contract - Phoenix, for the sake of being respectful or otherwise, would not claim his contract the day he signed with Atlanta...but off re-entry, maybe you consider it...
I don't know, I guess I'm looking too deep into it...but having a player you just signed require re-entry waivers seems like more of a punishment (however small) than anything else...
I think it's maybe a way of preventing a team from avoiding the waivers process. I mean, if they had signed him to an NHL contract at the start of the year and sent him down (waived him), he would have had to clear re-entry to come back up. I think this is just a means to prevent teams from bypassing that.
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