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vancanfan

(Waivers) Multiple players on waivers

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Wishart or Hickey might be worth a gamble for some team. Both are fairly young former 1st round pick D who have played alright in the AHL, with Wishart having some unspectacular time in the NHL.

I think both could develop a bit more and be bottom 6 guys.

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Elliotte Friedman@FriedgeHNIC

Think Islanders claimed another D -- Thomas Hickey from LA

Good claim for them. He should help out nicely, and in a few years they could have a defense featuring:

Hamonic - de Haan

Reinhart - Hickey

Darren Dreger@DarrenDreger

Waivers: Nsh claimed Rich Clune from LA; NYI claimed Thomas Hickey from LA.

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I wouldn't mind giving Pat Maroon a shot. 6'4, 225 lbs, physical, averaged a ppg in the AHL and is still fairly young at 24. The fact he has played 4 pro seasons and has only dressed for 2 NHL games is a bit discouraging, and I have heard he has issues with skating.

Here is a good article about Maroon:

http://blog.syracuse...oon_can_be.html

Sedin Sedin Burrows

Higgins Lapierre Hansen

Raymond Malhotra Weise

Maroon Schroeder Kassian

Haha cringeworthy forward lineup without Kes and Booth

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I'd like to see the Canucks go after Luke Gazdic. A young, big, tough kid who has some decent hockey skills and knows his role and will defend his teamates at all costs and who can be groomed to be a serviceable fourth line player. Doubt it will happen but I'd rather have a young guy like Gazdic around than a guy like Desbiens who's older and isn't going to get any better. Winnipeg just picked up a very similar player in Peluso and they lack team toughness just like the Canucks.

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