Announced during the pregame on the french channel.
I heard it too on SRC Pre-game - way to go Gainey! I like Kilger, but his play should be much more than it is with that kind of size. Good luck elsewhere Chad, maybe you can resurrect your sagging career in another organization (what would that be, his 4th/5th??)
with kilger and audette let go, are we opening up space for a guy like Plekanec to play regularly as a 4th liner... do we now have the space to keep gratton, and plekanec in a limited icetime situation where they can earn their icetime/stripes?? Is there any belief out there that we could have gotten a late round pick for kilger?
The fact this comes just after Plekanec played his 1st NHL game might be a sign of things to come. With Kilger gone (and Begin hurt for a very long period), we would have 5 centers with Plekanec, Perreault, Juneau, Koivu and Ribeiro. Perreault and Juneau seem like the odd men out in this picture. Even if none of them go before the trading deadline, I'm pretty sure at least one of the two will go between now and that deadline.
Plekanec looked better in his first NHL game IMO than Perreault, Juneau and Kilger. So I don't know. Don't want to get my hopes too high, but I sure like the way things are shaping up, the dead weight being getting rid of and some room opening up for the youngsters.
If you keep in mind the fact that Gainey said that he want to acquire 2 veterants, it can make you think otherwise though.
I would like to see some hard-working vets that had a great carreer and that can still give something to the steam, à la Doug Gilmour. These guys are great example for the youngster. We need a D and a forward like that. One D that could help Mike Komisarek would be much appreciated..
According to TSN he already cleared and is eligible to play with Hamilton.
Gainey said other players who are not performing up to their capabilities could also be rubbed out by the organization's young prospects. He said Chad Kilger, who has been a healthy scratch in four straight games, recently cleared waivers and is eligible to be sent down to the minors.
Honestly, I'd be shocked. The Rag$, while probably not interested in giving anything for him, have always coveted the big guy (Sather in particular) and have asked about him on more than a few occasions from what I've heard. For them to let him go through waivers would be a shock to me.
I mean, what better fit could there be? Another big guy who's under-achieved. Shame he doesn't have a $6 million dollar salary or he'd be a shoe-in.
well i hope you dont get shocked to bad...kilger has cleared waivers and they will decide on monday what to do with him...
wow i cant get over the amount of money we spent on players who we had to buy out..
audette ,chow,mckay,now probally killger
and dykhuis and traverse and remember dwter and blouvin?wow
some one add this up plz
dykhius 1,5 million
audette not sure how we paided him..he was scheduled to make 3 million
randy mckay wasn;t that 2.6 million
killger we just signed him to a 2 yr deal worth 800 per yr
gordie dwyer wasnt he given 750,000? was it a 2 way deal?
blouvin we got from minnosota...wasn't he makin 700.000 +?