Thread: Waived: Ryan Parent (clears)
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12-31-2010, 12:55 PM
Bobby Lou
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Not particularly surprising; I saw a few people actually considering penciling Parent into their top-six defensive groups...obviously your pro-scouting staffs are a bit more informed.

The guy is not a NHL defenseman at this point; he's a project who needs extended time on the farm to try to reclaim his confidence, and get his career back on track. Parent still has the raw tools to make it as a defensive defenseman in the NHL, the injuries just totally derailed his development. Anyways, since you'd pretty much have to keep him on the NHL roster if he was claimed I can see why teams opted not to grab him. I'm sure a few teams wouldn't have minded having him in their farm system as a sort of 'wild card' that might pan out over the next 2 years or so though.

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