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01-15-2013, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Buddy The Elf View Post
Yes, teams may have been holding out knowing he might be waived. If a guy was worth ANYTHING to you, don't you think you would give up a peanut rather than risk somebody else claiming him ahead of you? The obvious answer is nobody felt it was worth the risk to give up anything. They don't want give up assets because Hickey is far from a sure thing. Waiver wire costs you nothing. Trading for him means you have to open a roster spot for a guy with no experience or risk losing him for nothing like the Kings did. I don't I understand how you can think Hickey had any value. DL just chose to give him away for free?
As I said, you nor me can prove anything in regards to tarde value, so i'll just leave this part be. And once again, my main beef regarding trade value was him not being dealt earlier, not so much in the middle of training camp fresh out of a lockout. He should have been traded 2 years ago, not waived yesterday.



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Drewiske has proven he can play at the NHL level when needed. Hickey hasn't in 5 seasons since being drafted. If Hickey could do Drewiske's job better than him, he'd still be here. He can't and wasn't given a chance to because he didn't earn it like the 3 guys ahead of him on the depth chart did. Nail Yakupov was drafted last year, not 5 seasons ago. Apples and oranges. My point is Drewiske has playey however many games he has played at the NHL level because management feels confident he can do his job when needed. The opposite of Hickey is true which is why he isn't here. And regards to Drewiske's skillset, yes, that is exactly what he will do. Something Hickey has not shown he can. Hickey was surpassed on the depth chart by a bunch of players who were drafted after him.
But I thought you just said Drewiske has a different skill set? Which is it? He has a different skill set or he can do his job better than Hickey?

You can claim it both if you want, and go ahead, but I'd wager many Manchester watchers will debate that with you. The reason Drewiske's here is he is a cheap plug to sit in the pressbox and that's it. The Kings KNOW this, but they don't KNOW Hickey can do it (and likely appreciate the fact he needs to play to be effective), hence why they tried to send him down, to give him playing time.

Finally, it's abit hard to prove you can or can't play at the NHl level when you've never been given a chance. You can say Hickey hasn't earned that, I'll just disagree with that based on what our Manchester viewers are saying. Once again, we can just age to disagree.


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BTW, if Hickey gets waived by the Islanders will you be singing a different tune?
If you would at lest take the time to read the very post you quoted, you'd see I wrote the following:

"If Hickey can't even do what Drewiske does, then I retract all of my statements about Hickey and gladly except the fact he's gone. Hell, if he can't sit in a press box 75 games a season and play about 13 minutes a game the rest of the time, then Hickey should have been cut years ago."

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