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11-08-2010, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Perrah View Post
I dont see why you would waive him then. If you were going to waive someone for cap it would be eller as he cant be picked up. He must be going to hamilton and someone else coming up.
There are lots of possible reasons:

- He asked to be.

- To send him a message.

- To send the whole team a message.

- He's on a one way deal, and if he is picked up, the team would rather have someone else cheaper, but if he isn't, the difference isn't enough to waste the money it would cost to bury him. Boyd costs $650,000 no matter where he plays. Deharnais (random example) costs 65k or something in the AHL. The current cost of both players? $710,000 on the bottom line. The cost of reversing their positions? $1.2 million. Is it worth $500,000 to the team, forget the cap, to swap someone in the AHL for Boyd? Probably not. But if some team takes him off their hands, then they have the roster space to replace him.

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