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08-27-2012, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Leaffan16 View Post
Let me tell you the story of Bryz. Waiver wire pick-up by PHX, then BECAUSE OF THE SYSTEM, does great. GM PH signs him to 50M+ and gets lucky on his trades of Richards/Carter, so then they didn't need that great of a goalie. Then, the Yotes pick up a back-up from Tampa, and now he is considered great. Then, Philly trades their young, pretty good back-up, so then they can play Leighton for ~20 games.
Just because he was a waiver wire pick-up doesn't mean he is a garbage goalie.

He was put on waivers because Burke (then GM in Anaheim) felt he deserved a shot at making an honest bid for playing time, but because he was 3rd on the depth chart behind a then stellar Giguere and up-and-comer Jonas Hiller. Burke tried to secure a trade but no one was willing to give up an asset for a then unproven goalie.

Burke then decided to place him on waivers because then anyone could grab him for free.

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