hahah Are you serious ? Hamill cleared so why Palushaj should be claimed ? Every teams have better young players than him in their farm club
It remind me when people said that Mathieu Carle would never cleared waivers
I tend to agree. There aren't too many teams that start a season with gaps in their lineup. If you waive him as one of your final cuts in October, the odds of him getting claimed are very slim. To date, he has proven nothing at the NHL level. Every single team, even the bad ones, are going to want to start out of the gate with a lineup consisting either of proven players in defined roles or the young guns that they've seen come up through their own system and earn spots in their own training camps.
I think the Hamill comparison is very apt.
As it stands at the moment, I'd do that annual avatar bet on Palushaj clearing waivers with ease if he was waived in October. Pending any sudden outburst of extreme dominance from him in the AHL down the stretch or any modest production from him in a post-deadline role on the Habs, that is. Or exhibition schedule scoring titles next fall. The current stats line on him isn't going to get him claimed anyway.
And I guess... I sort of have to hope that it comes to that... him going on waivers. Sort of. While still hoping he continues to progress and makes the NHL for us one day. See, I do hope the Habs themselves start out of the gate with a solid group of 13 NHL forwards, and a top-9 that features proven options. I don't know if Palushaj can crack into that. I have doubts. I'd like him to. But I sure wouldn't build my roster in the summer with that expectation. He'd have to show something new and/or get lucky with somebody's injury ahead of him to break into the lineup I'd put together in July.
If we had been buyers this year, I'd have been ready to trade him like Ben Maxwell as an inclusion on a deadline buying deal.
So why did we trade Matt D'agostini for this guy? in 52 games D'agostini has 18 points and is plus 15!
instead losing him for nothing,
they traded him
and the +15 and is 6th with the team,
look at team record, those having in -
22 Ryan Reaves STL R 39 0 1 1 -1 6:17
23 Patrik Berglund STL C 56 13 10 23 -1 17:52
24 Brett Sterling STL L 4 0 0 0 -1 7:33
25 Cade Fairchild STL D 5 0 1 1 -1 9:39
26 Scott Nichol STL C 56 2 2 4 -4 9:04
27 Evgeny Grachev STL C 26 1 3 4 -4 9:20