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10-01-2003, 07:14 PM
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Slats432
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Originally Posted by boxall9
I agree, the other reason is teams will hesitate to take them now because they would then have to expose a protected player. If you protect them and then send them down, a team can just pick them up with no penalty. Also if you lose someone in the waiver draft, you get to pull an unprotected guy onto your protected list.
The Oilers and some other teams protected some duds just so we could take a guy if we wanted.

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