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02-07-2004, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Darth Milbury
So, in other words, there is not written evidence anywhere that teams have been asking about Perrault.

Like I said, I believe he would clear waviers. He has little to offer at this point other than faceoff ability, and their are few teams that could afford a faceoff specialist at his price.

Now, a little later in the season, right before the deadline, might be a different story.
I find it hard to believe that Perreault would pass through waivers. Even a semi-retired Cliff Ronning found a team to play for.

Most of these opinions on Perreault are uninformed, and they are annoying. Everyone strings three words together -- slow, soft, and overpaid -- and passes it off as a scouting report.

If people actually watched Perreault, they would know that he doesn't get injured very often and he shows no fear about playing in front of the net or in the corners. He isn't big, and he can't outmuscle a lot of people. But he is not a total marshmallow, and every team has several players like this.

It's the same thing about his speed. He is definitely not the fastest skater on any team in the NHL, but he wouldn't be the slowest either. Some of his skills are mid-range and below-average, while others are very good. There's a reason he's scored 20 goals or more for 3 different teams, in spite of his faults.

There's such a stink around Perreault that people get offended when he is offered in a potential trade. They seem to take it as a criticism of their team, which pretty much stunts all reasonable discussion involving a guy who can still play in this league.

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