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07-05-2013, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by NYR Viper View Post
It is actually easier for teams to trade for a player like this then to just claim them on waivers. Teams have only a certain number of contracts they can give out.
The Rangers just traded Ferriero for Falk only because they had to shed a contract to get Falk, but today is the start of free agency and they are trying to open room to sign a player or two, not add other contracts otherwise these two would not have been waived. If they could have gotten any pick for either of them they would have taken it, obviously after 3 days in a row with minor trades there was no deal to be had so they waived them hoping someone will bite. No one is trading for either of these guys now.

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