Thread: Speculation: Isles getting ready to make move?
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02-08-2013, 10:53 AM
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Mattb124
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Originally Posted by Hennessy View Post
Nothing wrong with Strait. And it's not unheard of to find quality through the waiver wire. Guys are waived for a variety of reasons. Perhaps not the greatest example in light of his current level of play, but I doubt Los Angeles was unhappy with getting Quincey off waivers in 2008 when he put up 38 points for them.

Not to mention, the Islanders have had success with that method. Moulson is pretty good. And I guess the Sharks didn't have an NHL-caliber offense when they added Wellwood off waivers a couple seasons back.
Point taken on the waiver wire point but while Strait may be the 4th~ best d-man on the Islanders, he isn't a #4 d-man in the NHL. The point is that the defensive depth being cited is illusory for a team that wants to compete, and that it may be unwise to be dismissive of ways to improve the team based on the illusory depth.

The Sharks didn't think enough of Wellwood to offer him a contract the next year, so I am not sure that is a very good counter-example.

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