Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Matt Walker on Re-Entry
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04-11-2011, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
Why?

We'd be playing 5D in that situation regardless.

Assuming Pronger is back we have:

Carle-Pronger
Coburn-Timonen
OD-Mez

Syvret
Gustafsson
Boynton

You can argue Walker is a bit better than those guys (though, I think Syvret has played fine of late)... but is Walker that much better than them that for the 5 minutes he may see the ice you want to risk 2-years of dead cap space?
I actually have liked Syvret quite a bit and would probably play him over Walker. I play Walker over the other two.

I think there is a very small risk that he gets claimed. The consequences would be dire - lost cap space - but the risk of it happening is quite small. That's what Holmgren is looking at.

As I've said, *I* wouldn't have done this. But as I think Holmgren gets him through, it's hard for me to muster any angst about this. If he gets claimed, I'll explode, but I just don't see that as being very likely.

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