I think a team may take a stab at Kolarik and Haley. I know I would if I was a lower-end team.
In other news Deveaux was waived by FLA. If I were the Rangers I would send a claim in.
Fans always think they borderline players will get picked up and it never happens. Guys like Kolarik and Haley are a dime a dozen, every team has them. Nobody needs to pick them up just in case there will be a rash of injuries. If that happens, they can be had for future considerations or at most a 7th round pick.
In addition, if you pick up a player, you have to expose someone else. Who do teams have that is protected who's worse than Kolarik? The only time guys get picked up is if they are viewed as being able to handle regular duty in the NHL, e.g., Weise, who I immediately said will get picked up.
Rather see Bickel play wing the 1st game instead of Haley or Newbury
I'm not a fan of Newbury, but Haley is a good option. He does everything Bickel does, but is more mobile. He's an agitator and pound-for-pound one of the toughest around. He can also kick Bickel's ass.