Thread: Claimed off Waivers: Washington claims Alexander Urbom
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10-03-2013, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by MJMazzarone View Post
Mark my words. The Devils are going to regret this in 2-3 years.

Urbom would have been the perfect 7th defenseman. Younger then Harrold and would have done the same job. Livid right now.
Teams typically don't end up regretting losing a 7th defenseman. If I see one more Penguins fan bemoan the loss of Brian Strait, a guy who would now be about 9th on the Penguins depth chart and never given a chance because of his low upside (and got straight-up abused by the Penguins in the playoffs) I'm going to scream...very similar situation here...but it still doesn't make sense to expose him to waivers and keep Harrold, who really is nothing more than a pedestrian #7 with no upside.

The bigger issue was giving Harrold a two-year one-way deal, though.

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