Wow, that was fast...47 seconds. Well, atleast Lundmark is playing with Holik now judging by the boxscore. Lacouture-Holik-Lundmark-Malakhov-Mironov took the minus according to Yahoo boxscore. Feel free to correct me if you are watching it on tv
'its sad but i almost dont think he should bother, he's heading back to carolina on friday so we can protect petro.'
That really doesn't make a lot of sense from Carolina's viewpoint. Why waive the man than turn around and pick him up in the waiver draft forcing them to expose someone else when they could have just protected Heerema in the first place. That would be a lot of <i>sound and fury signifying nothing</i>.
because maybe they didnt have a spot but they didnt want to lose them. kinda like petro, sather doesnt really want to lose him but there are other guys he'd rather protect.
so let's say your jimmy rutherford. if you dont protect him you lose him and cant get him back, unless the other teams waves him. you cant claim him in the second round of the waiver draft in other words.
so you call sather, you say "hey glen, pick this guy up early. you dont protect him and then with the first pick in the waiver draft i claim him. i dont have to risk losing him because i gain an extra roster spot that is exempt. you on the other hand save a spot and dont lose petro."
i mean i am not saying that is what is going to happen but it is possible and would make some sense for both teams.
The glaring absentees are Scott Gomez, Colin White, Brian Gionta, and Turner Stevenson (who is injured) and the lines are a little screwed up, but it's certainly not a kid team, it's all roster players and players that have a good chance of making it.