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03-05-2010, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by kasper11 View Post
Probably so that teams don't have under the table deals using the waiver system. Like if a team is out of it a week before the playoffs, they waive a goalie, the #8 seed claims him, then compensates the original team in the offseason.
Doesn't make sense, pretty sure waivers are fair game. Any team waiving someone of impact enough to help a playoff contender would be claimed by lower teams, so there's little fear of "compensation in the offseason" as the team is more likely losing the player for nothing if he doesn't clear all the way to the intended team.

As for the Forsberg allusion, I believe it was because UFA signings aren't allowed after trade deadline, not because of the waivers. Which is more or less why it never happened, because a non-playoff or lower teams then the one that would've signed him would claim him most likely.

But what do I know. Someone get some links...

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