Tag Archive for waivers

Jay Feaster is right and you are wrong

We started the day with the post “I don’t think Ryan O’Reilly can play in the NHL this season,” and then followed with “Why I’m Wrong and Everyone is … Also Wrong.” Now, Jay Feaster has spoken, and people have written on the topic of his speaking. And I was all set to write a…

Why did the Kings lose Thomas Hickey? I’ll tell you why

I was sad to see Thomas Hickey go this morning. In an alternate universe, it’s Hickey and not Alec Martinez or Slava Voynov playing in LA with his name on the Stanley Cup. Does that sound crazy? Consider that Hickey’s injuries early on are what kept him from getting his “cup of coffee” early on,…

Dwight King waiver issue clarified

Niesy left this comment in the Dwight King post of a couple of weeks ago: OK, I did some searching and apparently other NHL clubs have been sending non-waiver-exempt players down to the AHL for a while. It seems to be a safe move so long as the player was listed on the AHL club’s…

2013 UPDATE: NHL Waiver Rules in Plain English

The NHL waiver rules manage to confuse everyone sooner or later, even the experts. So I took a stab at translating them. Here’s my version of Article 13 of the CBA, in plain English: ARTICLE 13 – WAIVERS AND LOANS OF PLAYERS 13.2 The “Playing Season Waiver Period” The “Playing Season Waiver Period” (which I…