: Bill Meltzer:
Waiver eligibilty of Gustafsson/others?
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07-14-2011, 05:02 PM
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If Bartulis is waived and claimed it's still an incredibly stupid move and truly terrible asset management, regardless of if he'd be a #1 or a #5.
Why? The Flyers have at least four players that can fill the 6/7 role and bring about the same level of competency to the table (Bartulis, Gustafsson, Walker, Lilja, maybe Marshall). If the Flyers waive Bartulis and someone grabs him, it really doesn't affect the organization one way or the other. Yeah, he could be the #6 guy this year or next year or in perpetuity, but so could any other of those three guys. In a trade he'd probably bring about a 4th rounder I would guess, if that. And while that is always better than just outright losing a guy, I don't think if he is claimed then three years down the road when he is #6 on the Blue Jackets depth chart and we didn't get their fourth round pick next season we are going to be kicking ourselves.
If they lost him on re-entry waivers that would be a bummer, despite his small cap hit. But just losing him to waivers if he is outplayed by Gus, Walker, and Lilja is not a big deal.
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