I'm just wondering how two guys just picked up via waivers can be this good. I think you guys are reading way too much into this. I wouldn't be surprised if at least one of these players is gone by friday so that Petrovicky can then be protected.
The rosters were frozen as of 2pm EST on Tuesday and remain frozen until after the waiver draft. So if all the rumors are true, Petro will still be available to any team during the draft. There was also a post on another board that even though Heerema was eligible for regular waivers he is exempt from the waiver draft. So if that is true, he does not have to be protected in the waiver draft.