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01-25-2013, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Captain Hook View Post
I think that's an underrated part of it. There would have to be a huge difference between Lovejoy and Strait to waive Lovejoy and risk having to pay him NHL salary ($525,000) at the AHL level as opposed to the $62,500 they would have paid Strait in the AHL if he would have cleared waivers. Clearly the Pens didn't think the difference was that big.
Yep, good post. It's certainly possible the Penguin were wrong and Strait becomes and every day top 4 guy. More possible he becomes less than that based on what's transpired, though I still stay they could've kept him and cut Lovejoy. You already know what Lovejoy is for sure, not the case with Strait.

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