Thread: Claimed off Waivers: NYI takes Thomas Hickey
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01-15-2013, 01:13 PM
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I for one think Lombardi deserves a lot of credit for doing this. He knew he had a lot of organizational depth and here is a high draft pick who just can't get a real chance of playing on the Kings at present. I think it is a class act for him to give Hickey a shot with another organization. Sometimes an athlete just gets caught in a logjam and can't get out of it.

Reminds me of when the Marlins picked up an Rule 5 career minor-leaguer named Dan Uggla. That one didn't turn out too badly either. Uggla was stuck in Double A in Arizona's system even though he put up pretty good numbers. In his first year with the Marlins he actually made the All Star Game.

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