Thread: Confirmed with Link: Bell and Bickel Waived (10/5: Both clear)
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10-04-2011, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Brooklyn Ranger View Post
Possibly, but buried in one of Andrew Gross' blog posts (Rangerrants) was the mention that the organization was aware of Staal's headache problems in August and that the Bell signing was one reaction to the news. But, I guess Bell didn't standout as much as the front office hoped and now they are covering all bases--looking for a trade or (less likely) a waiver wire pickup. In the meantime, as was mentioned earlier, one of them can play on Friday unless they are both claimed (highly unlikely).
Personally, I would have signed someone a little more proven than Bell. Maybe offer Staios a tryout like the Isles did or sign Campoli. But they took a gamble with Bell, and it seems like it may not work out.

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