Thread: Confirmed with Link: Flames pickup G Joey MacDonald on waivers
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02-12-2013, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by InfinityIggy View Post
Not what I was getting at. If Detroit didn't want a contract back, they could of asked for a pick. Feaster also could not of known he was going to be on waivers. Detroit probably wouldn't of told him either..
Yeah, he could have suspected MacDonald was going to be waived sooner or later, and instead of wasting an asset, decided to wait and see. He could always trade a pick away later if MacDonald wasn't waived.

As for Detroit wanting the pick, Detroit could have asked for one only to have Feaster refuse. At that point, they could either try to wait Feaster out, just for a low pick, or waive MacDonald and open up a roster/contract spot. And with all their injuries, they couldn't really afford to keep a roster open tied up with a third goaltender they don't really need.

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