At this time I'm not sure if his age requires clearing waivers to be sent to the AHL.
Usually when we see one transaction like this, we see a few very quickly. We all know the current NHL depth chart on the backline, and now deHaan/Hamonic making comments they want to make the NHL, as they should.
My viewpoint on this is Jack Hillen is still a very young player, Andrew MacDonald enters his first full season, Gervais is not a thirty year old veteran.
You cannot add both deHaan and Hamonic in the same off-season, you also cannot add both next summer. The logical plan should be one prospect per year.
Training Camp is three days of games with split squads, there is only going to be time to put players who will make the club together in terms of preseason games.
And there is 2005, second rounder Dustin Kohn, AHL all-star Mark Katic, plus last summer pick Anton Klementyev among others.
No, you cannot have a roster of kids on the back-line either.
Given how close or over some teams are to the cap, it only seems a matter of when before Garth Snow can add to his roster with his cap space. It should be noted Snow did not claim Nylander (Washington) to simply eat space with no player, as the Washington Post suggested.
It's also very, very early in UFA, seems Kovalchuk situation has slowed the market wherever he ends up.
Having written this Charles Wang's money has been paying Joensuu, Figren, Marcinko and a lot of other prospects signed including Martin, DiBendetto, deHaan, Hamonic, Ullstrom, Koskinen.
I do not see any offer sheet scenario, unless it does not involve a first round pick.
Just to remind everyone there is no law here about resigning one of their own UFA.
Problem is I do believe a trade involving a veteran or two has to happen.
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