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09-26-2006, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
Didn't remember that Ferland needed to clear waivers. I'm sorry but I firmly believe he'll be picked if he goes through waivers. Downey would clear it no problem but I understand the money issue.

But again, it ain't Ferland's problem if Gainey gave Downey immediately a contract without knowing the other possibilities inside his org.

The Habs org. won't take the chance of losing another franco for Mr. Potato....
I like what Ferland's shown during the pre-season as well. Would be a real shame to lose him to waivers.

That said, I sense that the direction is not happy with the 7th defenseman situation - especially given that none of those up for the job have stood out and now Bouillon is out until around December. Maybe a minor trade is in the works implicating some of our forwards to obtain a bottom-pairing guy? That could alleviate the bottle-neck at forward and prevent needless loss to waivers. Anyway, we'll see...

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