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Kings Re-Sign Hickey, Muzzin, Legein, Meckler
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07-18-2012, 12:07 AM
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I think most of these guys pass through waivers easier than you might think. Throughout the league how many notable players per year change teams due to waivers. Besides, don't the GMs try not to "step on any toes" with waivers so as to not start an endless shuffle of players who aren't really much that much different from each other.
You could be right, but what if a team loses a couple of players to injury during the pre-season and could use a depth defenseman? Hickey and Muzzin have been in the Kings system for years and the Kings just won the Stanley Cup, they may be viewed as solid prospects to take a chance on by other GMs and they are on 1 year deals.
It will depend on how many teams are looking for a #7 defenseman when the are waived by the Kings.
I don't believe that GMs have any issues with using waivers to round out their depth. Kings picked up Quincey from Detroit and he is now back with Detroit after going through Colorado.
Grabner was also picked up by the Islanders, not a bad waiver pickup.
Again, all three could make it through waivers if nobody is looking for a #7 defenseman when they are waived during camp.
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