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11-17-2013, 01:06 PM
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St. Louis AINEC. One of the few times that AINEC actually fits.
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11-17-2013, 01:11 PM
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Ray Whitney, for sure.

He had 4 points in 9 games with the Oilers before being waived. Florida picks him up and he scores 61 points in the remaining 68 games that season with them.

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11-17-2013, 10:40 PM
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Ray Whitney, for sure.

He had 4 points in 9 games with the Oilers before being waived. Florida picks him up and he scores 61 points in the remaining 68 games that season with them.
Ray Whitney what a player he is again! Even at 41 year old he had almost one point by game until last year.

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11-18-2013, 08:54 AM
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i know he wasnt 'waived' per se but you have to HM to the fiasco with Ryan O'Reilly. To think that Calgary would have given up the picks for a player they would have lost in re-entry waivers is beyond comical.

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11-18-2013, 09:03 AM
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For the Bolts: Koules-Barrie acting as GM
  • Forced Dan Boyle out as could not afford to pay him
  • Traded Richards as they could not afford him
  • Signed Vinny to a 11 year $75 contact
  • Gave contacts to cronies that had investment in Bear Mountain eg. Gary Roberts

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11-18-2013, 09:16 AM
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From the Leafs perspective
  1. Niedermayer for Kurvers
  2. Rask for Raycroft
  3. Sittler for scraps
I'm sure there's others but I'm too tired to think at the moment.

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11-18-2013, 09:16 AM
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For the Bolts: Koules-Barrie acting as GM
  • Forced Dan Boyle out as could not afford to pay him
  • Traded Richards as they could not afford him
  • Signed Vinny to a 11 year $75 contact
  • Gave contacts to cronies that had investment in Bear Mountain eg. Gary Roberts

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11-18-2013, 09:22 AM
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still cant believe they made a big deal for the guy and then waived him, so stupid
As far as I know Calgary never dealt for him. He was an undrafted free agent, who toiled away in the AHL for several seasons and did well with the Flames farm team.

Calgary called him up a few times and even tried him on a line with Fleury, but he never clicked in Calgary.

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11-18-2013, 09:23 AM
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No but it speaks volumes of the Flames rebuild at the time. Button was/is suppose to be a good scout and talent evaluator and he didn't think Marty was that good. It speaks volumes for our rough late 90's early 2000's.
What amazes me is he's still a media "draft expert". The guy was beyond awful as a talent evaluator in Calgary.

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11-18-2013, 10:36 AM
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How about Kyle Quincey? Not because of his overall talent, but because it was the mistake that keeps on giving:

The Wings waive Quincey when he showed promise. He got picked up and built a stable, reliable defenseman career. The Wings then traded a 1st Round Draft pick for him a few years later, and he's been total garbage ever since.

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11-18-2013, 11:53 AM
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Ducks jumped the gun on waiving Bryzgalov. Should have played him a little more to create trade interest.

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11-18-2013, 12:17 PM
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Well, clearly I didn't do that. I thought that was made fairly obvious.
Somewhere I thought there was a board rule about not hijacking threads. I guess all the mods just absolutely MUST be up on all that stuff, eh?

In regard to the waiver stuff, I think that it is a bit of a misnomer to say that a team made a mistake with waivers. Often guys are let go for perfectly sound reasons, and then they just happen to develop elsewhere.

I do think Grabs is a great example. I thought he looked awful as a Canuck - soft and disinterested. He was basically a throw in on the deal to Florida and I'm guessing the Cats didn't have high expectations. When he stunk up the ice in training camp, they showed him the door.

Actually, at the time, I was hoping the Isles would pass on him. I was sick and tired of spending money on DirecTV just to watch guys like Shremp on a nightly basis.

Grabner showed me to be wrong. At the very least, he is a darn useful third liner. But, I don't think Florida could be blamed for waiving him and it is not like every other team in the league immediately saw his as so valuable and pounced.

I'd actually arguing that the Isles waiving Nate Thompson, who was a valuable and inexpensive (in terms of $) utility center, was a bigger mistake.

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11-18-2013, 12:33 PM
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On behalf of Islanders fans everywhere, I would like to thank the Florida Panthers for graciously gifting us Michael Grabner.
Anytime, he's really helping you guys get nowhere fast.

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11-18-2013, 12:39 PM
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My brother played with Mike Barnett's kid, and my dad heard all sorts of stories from Barnett as a GM.


Apparently Bryz was highly sought after by the 'Yotes and Anaheim made it difficult for them to acquire. But when they waived him, Phoenix was stunned and grabbed him on the spot.


I find it amazing they wanted a big return, but when the Coyotes and other teams refused, they just gave him up.
More Barnett stories please

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11-18-2013, 12:59 PM
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probably Dustin Jeffrey, Nick Johnson, and Brian Strait are all tied for biggest mistakes of all time

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11-18-2013, 01:22 PM
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Luckily nobody wanted Pominville when we waived him back in the day

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11-18-2013, 01:38 PM
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Habs snatching Glen Metropolit then scoring 16 goals the following season. He was beast on the PP.

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