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10-01-2003, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Dar
However, it's smart on the Rangers part because a team can only lose a maximum of three players at the draft unless more are offered or at the time of the draft they acquire another player and are forced to expose someone else. With these two players being added prior to the draft, it lowers the percentage of their regular roster players being grabbed and especially as in the case with Hereema it's unlikely these players won't be grabbed by someone else.
Correct. They gain protection from losing their one players by offering up the two new players that might garner interest from other teams.

Carolina was probably just trying to sneak Heerema through waivers, hoping other teams would be busy sorting out their own players to notice him.

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