Thread: Confirmed with Link: Isles claim Thomas Hickey (D) off Waivers
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01-15-2013, 01:05 PM
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As waiver wire pickups go, this is a good one - kind of analogous to Grabner. He's got a good pedigree (high 1st round pick). He seems to check the good personality/leadership boxes. He's coming from an org with a stacked D where there was no room for him (as opposed to just stinking up the joint somewhere else). And his AHL record shows a trajectory of improvement. As a bonus, he fits in very well on the 3rd pairing as a smallish LH puck-mover with big RH Carkner.

We'll see how it turns out, but no complaints today.

Hopefully this Thomas Hickey's time on LI and in NY ends up better than this Thomas Hickey's:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hickey_(soldier)

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