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01-13-2013, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield View Post
Almost, other than the bolded. All of these players are signed. They were all locked out NHLers, however the league made a special exemption for players who were locked out but on a clear day roster last year so that they could sign lockout deals in the AHL.

It's a formality, yes but it's possible some team takes a flyer on Hickey, particularly a team like the Islanders who have openings in their D rather than rush a 18/19 year old...

This isn't true, or teams would never reclaim players after they have appeared on waivers again...and Grabner/Quincey etc would never get claimed...
Hickey is not on the level of talent, of Grabner/Quincy those were both pretty dumb moves(even if there is an unwritten rule) to put those guys on waivers.

I like Hickey , he is the best D man in Manchester, but is not talented like the two you just mentioned.

I may be proven wrong, But I think Hickey clears waivers.

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