Grabner has not produced at the level to equal his rep. HF rates him 7.5B which is about top six level. But his best points season was 30 goals 18a for 48 points in 66 games in the AHL. Then last year dropped down a bit in goals and ppg before being called up to Vancouver. Maybe Florida figured something out. He has some finishing skill, but maybe that's all.
Ouch... Just saw where DeBoer was quoted as saying that he wasn't a fourth line plugger and "if you're going to make a case for yourself to make a team as a scorer, you better score.''
I wonder if Santorelli is still in the running to make it? He's shown as still being on their squad.
Is it just me or have a ton more players than usual been placed on waivers?
I read an article earlier this week about this. It's a good way for teams to rid themselves of bad contracts without taking a hit on their salary cap. Look at Wade Redden, go play in the AHL for 4 more seasons, make a ton of money or return to the NHL if possible at a fraction of the cost? Hard to turn down $23 million dollars.
This needs to be addressed in the next CBA and I think it will be.
As far as Morrison goes, he was on a tryout basis anyway so no biggie. He's at the end of his career.
There will always be surprises with waivers but I don't think this year is that different from years past.
wow, i don't get this at all. Andersson looked like he wasn't going to make the team, but he was waiver exempt and looked like good depth. Parent was better than Klein or Bouillon in preseason...so we trade him for a penalty machine with a history of attitude and conditioning issues?
This move simply doesn't make sense. O'Brien already cleared waivers and will be on re-entry waivers when he gets called up. Someone would likely claim him for 800K. I'd rather have had Parent get a shot than him anyway AND you add Andersson who management was so excited about during the offseason before he even plays 1 game?