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Listed at 26 yrs., 5'7", and 153#. (not a misprint) :blink: , and we thought DD was small.

Yeah he's actually very similar to DD. Good vision, good skills, thrown around like a pillow by the big guys. I am surprised by this move but maybe MB thinks that DD + Byron can be traded for 1 player weighing the same amount as both of them. :P

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Depth guy. No big deal. I suppose management feels none of our prospects can fill a bottom 6 spot or just don't want them sitting on the bench or playing only a couple minutes a game. MB has said he wants DLR playing in all situations, and that likely wasn't happening in Montreal. Doesn't mean we won't see any of the kids later.

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So how does this work now that we've claimed him off waivers? Are we not able to send him down for the rest of the season, or is there a time limit after which he's free to be moved?

As far as i know we cant send him down. We would have to put him back on waivers where his original team gets 1st shot at reclaiming him followed by anybody else ( in order) that may have also put in a claim. If everybody passes, then i think we can send him down.

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So how does this work now that we've claimed him off waivers? Are we not able to send him down for the rest of the season, or is there a time limit after which he's free to be moved?

I believe, and will try to check later when I have a chance ... (in the meantime, correct me if I'm wrong please. :))

1. The player can be re-assigned or traded, but must first be offered via waivers to every other team.

2. If his original team wins the claim, he may then be assigned to their AHL affiliate without clearing waivers.

3. After a period of 30 days or 10 NHL games, the player is treated as normal (1. and 2. no longer apply).

Strange pickup. I understand the reasoning, but don't necessarily agree with it.

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Here's the rule that applies about trading him.

Players who are claimed off waivers have to be offered to the other teams that placed an original claim before a player can be traded.

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From the CBA ...

A Player who has been acquired by Waiver claim shall not be Traded to another

Club until the termination of Playoffs of the season in which he was acquired unless he is first
offered on the same terms to the Club(s) that entered a claim when Waivers were requested
originally and the offer has been refused.
When a Club claims a Player on Regular or Unconditional Waivers, and, subsequently,
in the same season it requests Waivers on the same Player and the original owning Club is the
successful and only Club making a Waiver claim, then the original owning Club shall be entitled
to Loan such Player to a club in another league within thirty days without further Waivers being

asked.

So he cannot be traded until the other clubs (if any) which participated in the original waiver claim, are given the opportunity to claim him again.
If he is waived, and the original club is the only claimant, they can reassign him without sending him through waivers again

A waiver eligible player may only be reassigned when ...

a) Regular Waivers were requested and cleared during the Playing Season Waiver Period; and

( B) the Player has not played in ten (10) or more NHL Games cumulative since Regular Waivers on him were last cleared, and more than thirty (30) days cumulative on an NHL roster have not passed since Regular Waivers on him were last cleared

From what I can gather, since waivers were never cleared, he would have to pass through waivers still in order to be sent down. If his previous team then placed the only claim, they would have 30 days or 10 NHL games of waiver exemption in which to reassign him.

What's his upside? Nothing in his stats impresses me.

He's apparently a Corsi guy that boosted the relative stats of over 90% of the players he played with.

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Don't really see the point of this pick-up. He's not going to play in the top 6. He's not going to make a good fit on the 3rd line with Desharnais. Where exactly do you squeeze him in?

When we picked up Flynn last year, it made no sense, since we already had a similar (and in my view better) player in Bournival. This time, one could argue that a guy like Hudon, Andrighetto, or Thomas could have filled the same role as Byron. So as I said, this seems a bit pointless.

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He is a tenacioous forechecker who is very responsible with the puck and creates a lot of turnovers. He will bring a lot of energy and improve our speed quite a bit. I think our fourth line is going to be very good at skate and pressuring the other team in their own end. He is not afraid to hit either.

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Haven't seen much of this guy and i've always been weary of picking up guys off waivers unless we are desperate for bodies. From what i'm hearing from Flame fans,,,the kid was a fan favourite and most regret losing him. Apparently a victim of the #'s game in Calgary as they were hoping to squeeze him through for now until a roster spot opened up.

The report is that he plays a big game, is fearless, can skate like the wind, hits, goes to the dirty areas and is a very good PK guy. We are short of natural LW's and his addition now gives us 3.

Certainly doesn't help us with team average height, but MB must have seen something we don't. Guess we'll see.

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I think its pretty obvious whats going on here.

Desharnais is getting traded and this way (Byron) we dont have to buy all new equipment, just change the name on the back. :P

LOL

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