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souray/waivers/trade ?? UPDATE: Cleared Re-entry 02/21/11

View Poll Results: Will souray still be oiler property Monday night
Yes 99 55.00%
No---traded 11 6.11%
No--Claimed on waivers 70 38.89%
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02-19-2011, 11:29 AM
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i'd guess yes since it was said the only way he'd be put on re-entry is if a GM called and said they would claim him

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02-19-2011, 11:29 AM
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Looks like there was a delay/lag and four threads got posted at once. Sorry mods!

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Wow, 6 threads started on this already. Guess the mods are going to have a job to do this morning.

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02-19-2011, 11:30 AM
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This must be a move to save salary, because its going to add $2.7m to the cap if claimed. Not that we need the space though.

I'm not even sure how many teams will take him at $2.7m if the reports from the NYR scouts are to be believed.

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02-19-2011, 11:31 AM
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Must mean a team has agreed to pick him up.

Not Boston
Not San Jose

Maybe: Washington, Toronto, Los Angeles, Anaheim, CBus, Buffalo, Carolina

I think he will be claimed.

Half priced for next year, just 2.25M in real dollars. It's better than a buy-out for the Oilers.

Good news.

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02-19-2011, 11:34 AM
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Well if it's part of a deal to get Bogosian over here or maybe a decent pick, i will gladly eat crow and see Souray back in the NHL.

-Still as far away from the Oilers as possible however.

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02-19-2011, 11:35 AM
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Must mean a team has agreed to pick him up.

Not Boston
Not San Jose

Maybe: Washington, Toronto, Los Angeles, Anaheim, CBus, Buffalo, Carolina

I think he will be claimed.

Half priced for next year, just 2.25M in real dollars. It's better than a buy-out for the Oilers.

Good news.
McKenzie is saying a claim has not been pre-arranged and that the Oilers are hoping someone will pick him up since blueliners seem to be a "hot commodity" right now.

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02-19-2011, 11:35 AM
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not good news if a team in the west claims him

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02-19-2011, 11:35 AM
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Sweet-azz! I'm taking trade deadline day off work.. as I do every other year! Lol

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My guess is someone called the Oilers' brass and said they'd claim him.

What would make laugh hysterically is if the Isles claimed him

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02-19-2011, 11:35 AM
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This is smart GMing by the Oilers. Rather than buying him out/forcing a trade on him, we wait until the trade deadline when teams are desperate and his salary is half of what it should be. THis means we can get rid of him for no cost, or possibly get something in return!


Amazing!!

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02-19-2011, 11:36 AM
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Very strange move. Why now? Do they expect someone will pluck him at half price? If so, why did they wait so long? Does he play for the Oilers if no one bites?

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McKenzie is saying a claim has not been pre-arranged and that the Oilers are hoping someone will pick him up since blueliners seem to be a "hot commodity" right now.
This.

Also, if he clears unclaimed, then he can be dealt to a team who would be willing to take him if we take salary back, which opens up options for Tambo before next Friday's deadline.

No harm in recalling him. If he's not claimed or dealt in the next week, then he just goes back down and it's status quo.

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Very strange move. Why now? Do they expect someone will pluck him at half price? If so, why did they wait so long? Does he play for the Oilers if no one bites?
If no one bites he goes back to Hershey. Right now makes sense, because GMs are seeing the steep price of defencemen right now and they may feel that Souray on re-entry is a bargain.

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My guess is someone is getting desperate enough to give him a chance. The cap hit at this point would be pretty small. If it fails, I imagine they can put him back on waivers in the summer and not have his salary affect the cap for next year. Philly or Vancouver anyone? Vancouver could use some help on the blueline right now and it never hurts to have a veteran able to step in come playoff time.

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****ing idiots in management.

Splitting his cap isn't an issue since we're not a cap team.

But not getting a single asset for him bothers me.

It's Katz money he can do as he pleases I suppose...

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With all the trade activity in the NHL, the Oilers must of wanted to make it look like they are actually doing something too! Hence, the recall.

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Tampa bay maybe? They were scouting our games last week.

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What are you talking about? this is stupid... we have to pay half his salary if he gets claimed, over twice the remaining term... if we could have just waited a couple months we could have brought him back up free of penalty and dealt him for another useless player on the final year of contract and maybe even used em. (rolston anyone?)

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With all the trade activity in the NHL, the Oilers must of wanted to make it look like they are actually doing something too! Hence, the recall.
yeah that's it. You whine alot.

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****ing idiots in management.

Splitting his cap isn't an issue since we're not a cap team.

But not getting a single asset for him bothers me.

It's Katz money he can do as he pleases I suppose...
He cleared waivers already, you think a team would give up an asset for him? Maybe a 7th rounder.

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02-19-2011, 11:42 AM
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What are you talking about? this is stupid... we have to pay half his salary if he gets claimed, over twice the remaining term... if we could have just waited a couple months we could have brought him back up free of penalty and dealt him for another useless player on the final year of contract and maybe even used em. (rolston anyone?)
The caphit doesn't count over twice the term. It's cheaper than buying him out.

I figure either someone expressed interest or he's going to be dealt for a salary dump.

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maybe we are just really desperate for d-men with the roster-clearing wave of trades we are about to incur and might actually need souray for the warm body? that would be nice because it would indicate that we would be receiving some sort of return. unfortunately, it probably isn't the case.

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He cleared waivers already, you think a team would give up an asset for him? Maybe a 7th rounder.
Agreed. People keep saying that we should wait until the right deal is available for him.. but there is no deal. When he went on waivers he was free, all you had to do was pay his salary. If no one wanted him for free, then who would want to trade an asset for him. I will be surprised if anyone even wants him for half his salary. No cup contending team will want some grumpy man to upset the locker room.

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If no one bites he goes back to Hershey. Right now makes sense, because GMs are seeing the steep price of defencemen right now and they may feel that Souray on re-entry is a bargain.
Makes sense, I guess. I think somebody would give him a shot at 2.7M if he was UFA. The extra year, however, most likely will cause teams to back off. Souray was described as a defensive liability in the AHL--not a chance good teams will handcuff himself with a 3M AHL defenseman for next year.

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