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01-15-2013, 12:59 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Brooklyn, of course
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Anyone know why reentry waivers were eliminated? I'm curious which side wanted that done (or if both actually wanted it)... and why?
From what I've heard over the last few years, both sides didn't like re-entry waivers. It punished the player who was too good for the AHL because his team was afraid to lose him and it hurt the teams because they couldn't bring up the player they really wanted.
Waivers were orginally set up to prevent organizations from keeping players in the minors for years because there wasn't an opening on their NHL roster--having to send a player like that through waivers gave the player a chance to go to another team.
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