Discussion in 'Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk' started by caley, Dec 28, 2020.
I have no idea why this guy hasn't been claimed yet. Every time he's in the lineup he's one of their better forwards.
Svechnikov is someone i could see picked up. He's cheap and still has some upside. Former first round pick from 2015. Not sure why he's on waivers.
The defense of this move that i read is well this way the Wings can move Svechnikov to the taxi quad or the AHL again if needed but thats not what you do with young players who played reasonably well. Thats what you do with AHL caliber veteran players. From what i've seen he's been decent since the Wings brought Svechnikov back up. Early in the year sure he's been injured a ton and alot of guys are on waivers but now ? I don't see a reason for a team with some injury problem not to take a flyer on Svetchnikov. If he doesn't work out just waive him again just don't extend him at the end of the year.
Wings should waive Darren Helm . Nobody picks up that contract.
Rangers love bloodlines. but they don't even have ice time for Kravstov. too much bad depth on the team.
3 goals in 8 games he's been pleasantly fine I dunno why they would do this tbh I feel bad for the guy
I'd take Svechnikov on the Stars over Tanner Kero or Justin Dowling who slot in way too often because of injuries. Stars even have some russian buddies for him to hang out with.
Agreed, now that the Ducks organization is ok with Russians again (Volkov trade), they should grab Svechnikov.
I think odds are Svech is a fringer NHL/AHL tweener who eventually goes back to Russia. But I'd rather roll the dice that he's more than that and play him over the Sam Gagners, Darren Helms and other flotsam on the roster.
Wasn't Nygard quite highly rated a year or two ago, before he came over?
I'd have claimed Svechnikov . He's cheap enough with maybe still some upside. Gurianov also took forever to become an NHL player and Svechnikov is from the same Draft.
Ya, he was supposed be able to step in and be a 10-20 goal, middle 6er, but he’s always hurt, and doesn’t provide a ton besides speed.
Luke Johnson (Minn) and Jacob De La Rose (StL) on waivers.
Oh, and Nygard clears.
Are teams not claiming players because of covid protocol or just being boring like always?
Probably a culmination of a lot of things. Covid being one thing, contract and teams not willing to add salary being another. Using up a contract slot on is a factor for some teams.
For the most part, when a player hits waivers, a team will already have two or three of a very similar player already so they don't need another one.
It seems that most of the time, a claim is put in when an injury happens, and often, you'll see that player back on waivers a month later and clears
The Flat Cap, the bottle neck for 4th/5th place with this year's playoff model, the taxi squad having teams w larger rosters, the minor/junior teams/leagues shut down - lots of reasons even fewer claims than typical. But i also think almost all teams already have comparable guys to the waived guys.
But back to Flat Cap, it really discourages adding salary without shedding at same time..
Tanner Kero and Lucas Wallmark on waivers
Kero is headed back to the Taxi squad since Radulov i think is back.
Wallmark has been disappointing. I really thought he'd be good.
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