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12-30-2010, 03:23 PM
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Considering they would have aquired Parent through waivers in the first place, it's not like they couldn't waive him themselves. And with Belle's contract being up, they may want him as depth on the farm (if he doesn't get claimed).
I can't see a mid-season waiver claim/7th defenseman being the reason not to add a legitimate top 4 defenseman in the offseason.
I don't know if it's a good reason either, I'm throwing it out as a possibility that the guy creates a blocking issue since he's on a one way. We might argue that he shouldn't, but it's not impossible that he does.
Personally, I'd like Edmonton to add two top 4 D this summer, not one, but we'll see what happens. After this year's draft, I would imagine the team's focus will be shifting more to the present than it did a year ago.
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