Thread: Confirmed with Link: Isles claim Thomas Hickey (D) off Waivers
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01-23-2013, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by bigd View Post
Are we overating this kid just because LA picked him at #4? Has anyone seen him play in the AHL the past few years? I'm not talking about just watching his stats. There has to be something there that coaches don't like.
Originally Posted by Renbarg View Post
I've watched AHL games where he played, but I wasn't specifically watching him. All I can say is that I didn't notice (bad or good).

I'm sure part of his hype has to do with where he was drafted. But there is a chance that LA still liked him, they just thought they could get him through to the AHL.
Don't forget that the Bridgeport head coach was the Manchester Assistant coach and saw Hickey everyday. He said in an interview that he was a great pick-up.

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