Most of these players require re-entry waivers except for Grant to play in the NHL. However,the NHL and NHLPA agreed to allow these players play in the NHL after the lockout is over without having to go on re-entry waivers. $105,000 is the threshold.
Chad Johnson (G)
Cameron Talbot (G)
Sorry if this is in the WHALE thread but may as well think about what the AHL team looks like? I assume Redden will be waived down?
Assuming there is a lockout, Redden cannot play in the AHL. He'll be locked out with the rest of the NHL players who were not sent down to Hartford already (excluding Kreider who does not need to clear waivers and can be assigned to Hartford later on).
I know Kreider wants to play his first regular season game as a Ranger, but shouldn't he be playing in Hartford?
Edit - Forget it.
He would probably be a beneficiary of a lockout. He would benefit from playing a couple months in an improved AHL (improved because the league will have quite a few NHLers added to it). It would be a good place for him to get confidence and pro experience.
In the playoffs, there was no time to truly practice, to truly work on particular skills, to truly understand the college-to-pro transition. The AHL during the lockout will be a midway point between the regular AHL and the NHL, so it would be a great place for him to get his feet truly wet.
what makes me mad is kreider wont spend a real full season of his ELC in a rangers uniform until next year which will be the final year of his ELC...unless of course something dramatically changes in the next week or two which i doubt