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09-14-2012, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan View Post
IIRC, the whole Beauchemin thing could have been avoided if the Habs had simply told him to sign an AHL deal directly with Hamilton, instead they wanted to assign him there directly (which meant going on waivers due to his pro experience at the time).
Well, the whole thing could have been avoided if the Habs had waited until the NHL suspended the waiver process, anyway.

There do seem to be some "quality" players on waivers... it's all a little subjective and borderline, of course, but I would presume the teams are under the impression atm that they will have to waive anybody they assign to their AHL team.

The Habs really ought to have St-Denis, Desjardins, and Palushaj on waivers likewise. They are all call-up/surprise options for the NHL team, but other players in that category are already on waivers, so they should go ahead and put them there with Blunden. If a suspension/dissolution of the waiver process isn't forthcoming automatically with the expiration of the CBA, anyway.

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