Thread: Claimed off Waivers: Washington claims Alexander Urbom
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10-03-2013, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Big McLargehuge View Post
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.
He might have been 7th now but in a few years it's likely he would have been a pretty decent #4 which Harrold never would have which is what I think he means.

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