Thread: Trade Rumors
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02-22-2013, 01:38 PM
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It's not always the case, but typically teams who waive a player to make room for a trade, do it at the same time they make the trade, not prior to it. So if the Islanders were interested in JB and wanted to waive Dipstick to make room, they'd have waived him at the same time as acquiring Bernier.

The trade deadline is often an exception to this, as there is a deadline in place, so teams will waive players both to clear roster room in case they do pull the trigger on a trade, as well as to waive players hoping someone else will claim them to clear contract spots if they are close to or at the 50 contract limit.

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