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11-17-2003, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr.Sens(e)
The thing that strikes me is it doesn't even seem like the Isles tried to trade Wiemer. Given the number of teams who went after him at the waiver draft, clearly one of them would have flipped a pick to the Isles to be at the front of the line. I know I would have been plenty happy to see the Sens send a mid-round pick to get him. He is a perfect playoff warrior type.
Slam reported a week before the first Weimer on the move rumors surfaced,that the isles were talking to the Flames about Weimer.My guess is the isles didn't want much(if any) salary back and the Flames didn't want to pay a 3rd liner $1.6m unless they were moving some salary out.

then once the news broke that the isles would waive Weimer if unable to trade him,they were boxed into a corner.Not many teams wanted to add that much salary and the few teams that were interested, could gamble he'd be available on waivers for free.

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