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Flames claim Nigel Dawes

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07-17-2009, 06:08 AM
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In his current state, I don't see how Dawes can make himself useful in a NHL lineup. His only real talent is his wrist shot and he's - at best - just mediocre at everything else.

He is also a liability defensively and isn't physical, so he serves no purpose in a bottom 6 line.

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07-17-2009, 08:34 AM
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n todays Herald, he is quoted as looking for a one way with a significant raise over last year's 568,000 salary - neither was being offered by Phx.

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07-17-2009, 12:26 PM
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Leafs waived Wellwood last year--so it does happen--when a team wants a player gone

good pick up
Dawes was headed for arbitration. Phoenix likely feared that he'd be awarded a one-way deal. The Coyotes are not in a position to pay an AHLer an NHL salary, nor are they in a position to keep a guy in the NHL, that doesn't deserve to be there, simply because he has a one-way deal. We have neither the money, nor the depth, to do either. Had he cleared waivers, he'd have likely been awarded a two-way deal. Also, had he been awarded a one-way, we couldn't have walked away from it because there is a minimum dollar amount of awarded salary that must be met to do so. Dawes' award would not have met that minimum. Phoenix basically had no choice but to waive him.

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07-17-2009, 12:43 PM
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n todays Herald, he is quoted as looking for a one way with a significant raise over last year's 568,000 salary - neither was being offered by Phx.
In the Calgary Sun he was quoted as saying he believes he can work it out with Calgary. Besides, even a 50% raise still only gives him 800K. He'll sign a one way, one year deal for less than a million, I think.

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I love how so many anti-Flames fan knock this pickup down.

Dawes has scored at every level, the Flames got a depth guy with some 2nd line potential for NOTHING.

No risk asset with some potential reward. It allows guys like Backlund, etc another year to develop and log top AHL time. The guy scored around 10 goals last season, that aint bad at all. Hell get #2 PP time and dcent lienmates as well. Plus a history with Brent SUtter and McGill where he was VERY successful with.

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07-17-2009, 04:24 PM
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Dawes was headed for arbitration. Phoenix likely feared that he'd be awarded a one-way deal. The Coyotes are not in a position to pay an AHLer an NHL salary, nor are they in a position to keep a guy in the NHL, that doesn't deserve to be there, simply because he has a one-way deal. We have neither the money, nor the depth, to do either. Had he cleared waivers, he'd have likely been awarded a two-way deal. Also, had he been awarded a one-way, we couldn't have walked away from it because there is a minimum dollar amount of awarded salary that must be met to do so. Dawes' award would not have met that minimum. Phoenix basically had no choice but to waive him.
Dawes agent told him he was waived in hopes he cleared so they would have better ammo going into arbitration. It backfired for Phoenix.

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07-17-2009, 04:29 PM
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Dawes agent told him he was waived in hopes he cleared so they would have better ammo going into arbitration. It backfired for Phoenix.
Of course Dawes' agent told him that.

As has been clearly stated in previous posts, the Coyotes had no roster spots or money to sign him to a one way deal when he'd have likely been assigned to the AHL. Sure, they probably would have liked to keep him around to bolster their San Antonio lineup but they couldn't if he wasn't going to be on a two-way.

They won't miss him.

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07-17-2009, 04:33 PM
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Of course Dawes' agent told him that.

As has been clearly stated in previous posts, the Coyotes had no roster spots or money to sign him to a one way deal when he'd have likely been assigned to the AHL. Sure, they probably would have liked to keep him around to bolster their San Antonio lineup but they couldn't if he wasn't going to be on a two-way.

They won't miss him.
I am quite sure they could have found a spot for him. Its not like the Coyotes have Detroit like depth.

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I am quite sure they could have found a spot for him. Its not like the Coyotes have Detroit like depth.
Every Rangers fan will tell you he doesn't have the game to be effective unless he's on your top 2 lines.

The Yotes have to fit Doan, Lombardi, Mueller, Turris, Boedker, Prucha, Upshall, Hanzal, Tikhonov, Korpikoski all in there somewhere and Maloney has stated he still wants to pick up at least one more proven scorer before the season.

No, they don't quite have Detroit depth and they don't have Flames high end talent but they have too many guys ahead of Dawes in either performance or potential for them to take the chance of being stuck with a one way contract which would have forced them to play him above someone they may have preferred. Unlike most teams, they can't take that chance even at a $700-800K contract.

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07-17-2009, 04:44 PM
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I am quite sure they could have found a spot for him. Its not like the Coyotes have Detroit like depth.
actually they do. What they don't have is Detroit like experienced top-end talent or a limitless budget.

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