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A Note On Waivers


I don’t like being factually wrong.

This is different from having an opinion that’s wrong. I think Kajagoogoo is a good band.  I like collard greens.  I think that vinyl records sound nicer than compact discs.

In other words, I’m fine with holding an unpopular opinion.   I don’t like being factually wrong.

If I said that Wayne Gretzky only scored 600 career goals, that’s wrong.

And as we’ve established, I don’t like being factually wrong.

GET TO THE POINT

Earlier today, I wrote a post about waivers, and how re-entry waivers are a thing of the past.  I made the mistake of writing “one way deal” in regards to waivers.  Commenter putney_swope pointed out that waiver-eligibility  doesn’t have a thing to do with whether or not Theo Peckham is on a one-way deal or a two-way deal.

And, that’s right.  Waiver-eligibility is not all determined by contract type, be it one or two-way.   Erroneously, I assumed (you know what happens when you assume) that a two-way deal meant that a player was eligible to be sent down to the AHL without the fear of being snatched on the waiver wire.

Pension Plan Puppets (a fine Leafs site) has a great post about waivers.  If you’ve any questions about waiver eligibility, go check it out.  It’s well worth the five minutes it’ll take to read it, and I came away knowing some new things about waivers.

I assume (there I go again) we all know about the salary differences in a one way vs. two-way deal.  I’m writing this post in the hopes that if anyone else thought that “one way” was partially special code speak for “eligible to be picked off of waivers”, and that “two way” meant “ineligible to be picked off waivers”, it’s simply not the case.

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