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Zeiler on re-entry waivers
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11-27-2010, 08:02 PM
The Eternal Skeptic
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They why put him on re-entry waivers?
Since any player that makes more than 100K in the AHL has to go on re-entry waivers to be recalled to NHL. And since Zeiler is on a 1way contract he makes his full amount in the AHL.
People do not kid yourselves. Zeiler is being recalled to play for the Kings. And it is not the end of the world, as some have here seem to think. Think about it. Right now with the injuries, the fourth is King-Richie-Westy. Now many have said how King is not ready for the NHL, and we all know how useless Westy is pretty much all the time. So we need 4th line wingers that can A)contribute something on the 4th line in limited minutes B)be able to go in and out of the lineup without hurting development. On Manchester there is only 2 names that fit that bill: Clune and Zeiler. The Kings clearly feel that none of the other prospects(Kozun, Loktionov, Holloway, Schenn) are RIGHT NOW (this may change very soon) are ready to step into a top 6 scoring role on this wing(why Schenn/Loki aren't up, IMO).
Clearly Kings management wanted to recall Zeiler over Clune and I do not blame them. Zeiler adds speed, hitting and more of a pest factor over Clune, who is a better fighter. Neither have much in the way of stick skills, offensive ability, or size. Better to have Zeiler beaking the opponants while some missing hits than Clune skating off after being run over again, IMO.
In a perfect world the Kings would have signed another 4th liner like I had hoped in the off-season, but alas these were the only two choices left to them at this point.
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