Speculation: Forsberg

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  1. echlfreak

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    With all the goalie injuries...Luongo, Quick, and Murray. What are the chances Forsberg gets picked up on waivers?
     
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    ...Is Forsberg on waivers?
     
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    He's not on waivers right now, so I'm not gonna worry about it.
     
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    Ward's been playing okay ... but until Crow proves he's back, the Hawks won't place Forsberg on waivers. Plus, Forsberg has a fractured finger, right? The Hawks have some wiggle room to keep him on the roster until they can get a handle on Crow's long term viability.
     
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    I think this is an interesting question actually. When Crow comes back, what do you do with Forsberg? Ward obviously isn't going anywhere and Forsberg has to clear waivers. I'm guessing they bite the bullet and cross their fingers he isn't claimed. I can't see them carrying 3 goalies all year.
     
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    I still think waivers is how we lose Forsberg. Unless a team is desperate enough to give up a late pick for him because they don't think he will make it to them in the waiver process.
     
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    He should get the start in Minnesota and then you go from there. However I have a feeling Q goes back to Ward.

    But to answer your question it all depends on who needs a goalie when the time comes to put him on waivers.
     
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    He should be starting instead of Ward in all these games, Cam Ward sucks.
     
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    Unless he is not healthy he should have started the Leafs game and should start our next game. I get the feeling he is a bit too hurt to start but still ok to backup.
     
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    If I were the Hawks, I'd say Forsberg fractured finger is acting up again (it's documented now) ... give Crow a trial run. If Crow looks like he's back for a sustained 2 weeks, then Forsberg is irrelevant.
     
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    I see teams terminating 1 year deals, could the Hawks potentially do that with Ward? Does it drop off the books even though you still pay the salary?
     
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    I do wonder if Forsberg would have started the Leafs game had he not gotten banged up a few days beforehand or if Q already has this big of a man crush on Ward.
     
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    NMC prevents that, I would think. Unless Ward agreed to it, which I can't see happening.
     
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    Does it matter? It's not like the Hawks will be major buyers this year.
     
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    It is a general question so no it does not matter in the context you are talking but I do want to know for general knowledge.
     
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    I'm guessing ... but if it's a guaranteed deal, I have to think it goes on the books relative to cap space. It's how the NBA and NFL does it. For example, signing bonuses and guaranteed money counts against the cap divided by the years of the contract. If cut before the end of the contract, the guaranteed money is accelerated against the cap in the NFL.
     
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    Mutual Termination is/was a thing where only if a player and team agreed to it they’d be waived and if unclaimed they could tear up the contract. Any front loaded paid money would still be subject to recapture penalties.
     
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    I think Forsberg is safe for the time being, Philly has to waive Pickard to send him down since Neuvirth is coming back this week...Pickard would be the name those teams would target over Forsberg. And Quick is looking possibly back next week, I doubt they do anything drastic since his seems more minor.
     
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    If Pickard hits the waiver wire the hawks should absolutely claim him
     
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    why would we do that? when Crow comes back we would have to drop him again lol...
     
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    cause he is a better option than both Forsberg and Ward
     
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    can't drop Ward though...if you make a claim for Pickard it is pointless IF Crow comes back next week like suggested.

    and there is talk Philly might go with 3 goalies so it might be moot until he actually gets waived.
     
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    yes I agree IMO philly is more apt to Waive Neuvirth than pickard. From what I glean Hextall is getting fed up with Neuvirths injury woes and thus durabiltiy
     
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    Probably won't look too good to any of the UFA's we want to sign in the next year or two
     
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    He got hurt in practice again... maybe these "Injuries" are an elaborate rouse to get him cleared through waivers when Crow returns
     
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