No debate, just clarification. Do I trust a Mixer retweet of @theforthperiod? Not really. Would I trust Mixer stating that Howson has confirmed they are in-flight to Columbus? Sure. To be clear, plenty of good people have been pwned on retweets.
As Biz pointed out, most of these guys have been out of the lineup for their perspective teams. I don't expect there to be an issue. At the same time I wouldn't do a "confirmed with link" either.
Agreed. I don't doubt that it's happening, it's just with Blue Jacket Luck I'll breathe easier with hard confirmation or when they walk onto the ice.
CapGeek is reporting on twitter that cap-exempt call ups are replacing amateur try-out deals for emergency situations. Hopefully, there is stil a provision for ATOs in extreme emergency cases. Here's a nightmare scenario, Jackets-style:
Jackets are in LA playing the Kings. A goalie goes down in morning skate. The Falcons are at home and the Icemen are in Trenton (both clear across the country). The Jackets can't fly a backup goalie in fast enough.
Hopefully an ATO would be allowed in such a situation.