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01-04-2011, 11:50 AM
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J.D. Watt, UPDATE: Clears, Contract Terminated

Kevin Allen of USA TODAY:

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Jed Ortmeyer (Minnesota) and J.D. Watt (Calgary) are on waivers today.


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Kevin Allen of USA TODAY:

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Does this mean we're calling him up?

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i've read that there is a chance that if he is unconditional waivers we can release him from his contract

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i've read that there is a chance that if he is unconditional waivers we can release him from his contract
Well that's a shame; Kerr always talks JD Watt up on the radio, but maybe Feaster is trying to rid the farm system of players who's ceiling stops right above the wall outlet.

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If he's getting released (and I can't see why he wouldn't) it would tell me that a deal is in the works, as the Flames need room to add a contract.

Or that he's requested a trade, as was pointed out in the main thread...


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Could be that Watt was offered a deal overseas for more money.

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Could be that Watt was offered a deal overseas for more money.
the guy that broke JD Waqtt requesting a trade on CP has said Watt expects to be playing in a Calgarys Men's league soon... his career could very well be done

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RT@dankinvigsports: Playfair on Watt: He came in and said he wanted to get traded, so I said OK, good. Tell your agent to deal with Calgary.

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Don't let the door hit you on your way out, J.D.

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lol @ Playfairs reaction, kinda sucks, thought maybe he would become an effective tough guy/pest, but he also looked like he played at a beer league level. Don't know if they'll find a taker

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Man where was this Playfair when he coached in Calgary? I like this guy! Does anyone have a Youtube video of his behind the bench tirade?

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Playfair youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21nBVuCMPuQ

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So what, is Watt going to be traded as part of a bigger deal?

I love that video of Playfair, its hilarious.

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Bob McKenzie:

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Ortmeyer (MIN) and Watt (CGY) clear waivers. Whitfield (BOS), M.A. Bergeron (TB) and Kyle Wilson (CBJ) on waivers.

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fully expected him to clear.. wonder whats next for him?

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fully expected him to clear.. wonder whats next for him?
Beer League?

Honestly, I think we will try to trade him for someones crap or we will just bench him and let him stew.

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Honestly, I think we will try to trade him for someones crap or we will just bench him and let him stew.
i believe he can be outright released with him clearing waivers

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As per the Fan 960, Watt's contract has been terminated, effective immediately.

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i believe he can be outright released with him clearing waivers
I wasn't aware that it was an option. I thought the CBA protected all players from contract termination, not just NHL'ers?

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I wasn't aware that it was an option. I thought the CBA protected all players from contract termination, not just NHL'ers?
Maybe he wanted it to be terminated?

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So a guy who is a career AHLer chooses to end his professional career. Maybe with Stone/Meyer sent down he was getting benched. Well, that's one less contract then the max for the Flames. Looks like career suicide from my perspective. Hope he knows a trade or has something lined up, lol.

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Looks like career suicide from my perspective. Hope he knows a trade or has something lined up, lol.
I think that's the point. He may have looked at the Flames and realized that he's never going to make it to the big leagues. A lifetime of riding a bus in the minors or bouncing around random teams in Europe probably lost it's luster, so he's decided to move on.

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I think that's the point. He may have looked at the Flames and realized that he's never going to make it to the big leagues. A lifetime of riding a bus in the minors or bouncing around random teams in Europe probably lost it's luster, so he's decided to move on.
umm ill take his job please

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I wasn't aware that it was an option. I thought the CBA protected all players from contract termination, not just NHL'ers?
i think its because he is on an ELC... i may be wrong, but thats what i understand about the situation... i think teams usually let guys they no long want play out their ELC as a courtesy... but with Watt demanding a trade he lost the respect of the organization

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He is on record as saying "I just didn't see my career going anywhere playing for Jim Playfair."

Now there's a guy who's never going to be successful in life.

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