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01-20-2011, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by OilGagner89 View Post
Why not? If he gets claimed by a team he doesn't want to go to does he not have the power to refuse to waive? Or does he waive it just to get placed on waivers?
Well the NHL rules state that he has to clear waivers first in order to play in the NHL. But as I interpret the rules if he is on waivers he can not pick and choose where he wants to go he become fair game to anyone. If the NMC stopped players from being claimed off waivers we would have seen players like Wellwood offered them just so the team could guarantee he would be theirs after they signed him. Instead they get claimed and are contractually obligated to go to their new team.

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