: Claimed off Waivers:
Washington claims Alexander Urbom
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10-03-2013, 12:01 PM
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That's a bit disingenuous reasoning. Of course most teams will pass on a player once the season started. They are set when it comes to players/contracts and can't afford to audition a 6th/7th d-man.
Urbom got claimed and at least 9/10 players on waivers aren't. This doesn't mean Urbom is worth a lot. But there is enough there for another NHL team to give him a shot.
What? This has very little to do with what I posted.
People are questioning the decision to waive Urbom and keep Harrold.
I pointed out that 18 other teams made a similar decision.
Like you said, teams INCLUDING the Devils couldn't afford to audition a 6th/7th d-man.. and because the Devils had to open up a roster spot for Elias, they had to waive him.
It's not like the Devils wanted to get rid of the guy.. they had to exercise the same reasoning in waiving him as the teams who didn't put in a waiver claim.
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