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Forum: Armchair-GM5 hours ago
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>RationalHockeyFan</b></div><div>It's a difficult choice between Heinola and Capobianco. I was only able to watch the game on Monday, but Capo looked like he's going to get plucked if he goes on waivers. He's the ideal 7th Dman. Able to sit in the press box for months and then come in and play a solid game. I suppose it depends on who you want to keep in the future really, and that is obviously Heinola. And I know that Heinola wants to play in the NHL, but it's probably still better for him (and the Jets) long term to play a full season in the A than just a handful with the Jets.

I really hope Jets management waive Stanley though. You can't coach height, but you can't coach Stanley either. He is also playing like he wants to be waived, which makes sense considering he wants a bigger opportunity that he won't get in Winnipeg. Out of the 4 of them, Stanley is the only one who clearly shouldn't be on the roster.</div></div>

Well said. and to be honest I agree 100% with you regarding Capo. I was at the game Monday and he looked good, an ideal 7th D-man. The only reason why I chose to keep Heinola up is if he gets sent to the AHL, I think that will solidify the end of his time with the Jets (trade request). He believes he's an NHL player (as do I) and I really don't think another year spent dominating the AHL makes much sense in his case. We shall see though, I really hope they don't waive Chisholm because I guarantee he gets claimed (like Kovacevic did last year).
Forum: NHL SigningsSep. 14 at 9:52 a.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>jr400</b></div><div>Nobody likes it when their team loses a prospect for nothing, but a lot of teams unfortunately don’t have room on the NHL roster for what I’m going to call aging prospects (guys who are no longer waivers exempt but may still have some upside), so they have to make a tough decision. The other option is to try to trade him so they can at least get something for him, but it’s probably a mid-round draft pick at best, and then he’s gone, whereas if they waive him, there’s a chance he could clear and then they can continue to let him develop in their system.

I don’t know how much teams care about how good their AHL teams are, and whether losing a guy who they think is a good AHL player but not good enough for the NHL would bother them, but the system is geared toward developing players for the NHL. The waivers rule gives a team 3-5 years to let a player develop, but prevents them from holding him back indefinitely after that if he’s good enough to play on another NHL team, which to me seems fair for both the player and the team. If you still don't have a spot for the guy after that time, the decent thing to do is give him a chance somewhere else. A lot of them end up getting waived again and never really make it, but some waivers claims have gone on to have pretty good NHL careers.</div></div>

Very solid analysis my friend, and good point! It's just frustrating to lose a player who you've drafted and developed, even if it's because there is no room on the roster. Especially if they have NHL upside.
Forum: Armchair-GMSep. 13 at 4:46 p.m.
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