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10-01-2003, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by mecca13
This is typical of teams that are setting themselves up to pick up a player in the waiver draft. Often they'll protect busts or players that will never play in the NHL again so they can expose one of them when they do take a legitimate player. It happens every year.
Yeah, it does, BUT not to this extent.

And IMO that's just a horrible way of going about the waiver draft. What if by the time you select, the player (s) you wanted are gone. Then the guys who were of decent quality that you left unprotected are gone and all you got to show for it is the fact that hey, we protected Ralph Intranuovo!

Mise well just protect those guys from the start and then, if you do see someone you want to select, then sure you drop them off the protected list then.

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