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10-04-2013, 12:56 PM
Trafalgar McLaw
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Originally Posted by skorf View Post
No grades for resigning Jones?
Or signing Hamilton?
How about bringing back Omark?

All 3 had a solid chance to make the team going into camp. Just because they aren't on their team because of their play, doesn't mean they shouldn't get a grade.
Well Hamilton and Omark (and Bachman) were given 2-way deals and pretty much signed to be AHLers, any NHL games from them is considered a bonus. I don't really consider them to be "roster transactions".

Ryan Jones: C, when he puts in the effort, he's still an effective NHLer. However, he had a spot and he lost it because he thought he was a lock for a roster spot. He did show some chemistry with Gordon in the first preseason game though, so I think he could still bounce back as a mid-season callup.

Waiving Eager instead of Ryan Smyth: F---------------------------------, Ryan Smyth is by far and away the most useless player on the roster and hurts the team just by being on it. Not only makes everyone around him play worse, he also takes away a spot in the top 6 from players with actual talent like Yakupov, and a roster spot away from a kid that clearly earned a spot based on performance in Pitlick. Eager isn't a good player by any means, but at least he brings physicality and can contribute in a meaningful way when he wants to. There are only 3 things Ryan Smyth deserves in order: retirement, waivers, pressbox.

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