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Correct, he has to clear waivers despite the two-way (salary level) contract.

Can't players be called up on an 'emergency' basis and they won't have to clear waivers when they are sent back down? I thought I saw this somewhere. And in the AP release it didn't say that Aucoin had to clear waivers when he got sent back.

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So your tight with JR and know for a fact that he was showcasing Hutch/Tanabe to make a trade?

You've got 3 guys that were possibilities to be sent down

Tanabe would have to clear waivers

Hutch would have to clear waivers

Babchuk would'nt have to clear waivers

Tanabe was outplaying both Hutch and Babchuk at the time. So he stays.

Now your down to 2, Hutch and Babchuk. Hutch you could dress as the 7th and use him as a PP specialist. Babchuk, can't use him on the PP nor on the PK. So why keep Babchuk.

Can you read? I said earlier that several sources had reports of us showcasing those guys. Never claimed to be in tight with Rutherford. And if you really think Tanabe was outplaying Babchuk at the time, well then this is a pointless debate because you don't even remember the situation clearly. Tanabe didn't go on his stretch of really good play until after Babchuk had been suspended, at the time he was playing solid but Babchuk was playing better, hence him being so frustrated at being sent down.

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Can't players be called up on an 'emergency' basis and they won't have to clear waivers when they are sent back down? I thought I saw this somewhere. And in the AP release it didn't say that Aucoin had to clear waivers when he got sent back.

Yes, an emergency call-up provides some latitude. Aucoin didn't have enough time at the NHL to need to clear waivers first.

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And if you really think Tanabe was outplaying Babchuk at the time, well then this is a pointless debate because you don't even remember the situation clearly. Tanabe didn't go on his stretch of really good play until after Babchuk had been suspended, at the time he was playing solid but Babchuk was playing better, hence him being so frustrated at being sent down.

Shane your defense of Babchuk is admirable and better than his defense ever was. <_<

However, your comments about Tanabe's play vs. Babchuk's play is off the mark.

Tanabe really started his good play stretch in January which coincided with Babchuk's poor play. Tanabe was +5 for the month while Babchuk was -7 and he was demoted in early February after a couple of games as a healthy scratch.

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Hmm, was it really that early? I guess I'm wrong then, my apologies. Regardless, I still believe he belonged in the lineup. His play was good enough to be in the nhl, and as a young player he needed ice time against the best competition. Despite that, two depth defensemen were played over him.

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Can you read? I said earlier that several sources had reports of us showcasing those guys. Never claimed to be in tight with Rutherford. And if you really think Tanabe was outplaying Babchuk at the time, well then this is a pointless debate because you don't even remember the situation clearly. Tanabe didn't go on his stretch of really good play until after Babchuk had been suspended, at the time he was playing solid but Babchuk was playing better, hence him being so frustrated at being sent down.

Since you asked I can read its just that I responded to your post before reading your other ones. No need to respond to this one as Stormrider gave you the facts.

Hmm, was it really that early? I guess I'm wrong then, my apologies. Regardless, I still believe he belonged in the lineup. His play was good enough to be in the nhl, and as a young player he needed ice time against the best competition. Despite that, two depth defensemen were played over him.

You are correct in that he needed ice time which is why he was sent down. He was becoming a liability on the ice and at the time we were fighting for our lives for a playoff spot. He couldn't be trusted to be put on the ice in case he had a decent game and minimized his mistakes. The team couldn't take that chance. He needs to play so sending him to Albany was the best option. Its a shame he didn't believe this b/c he could be a great player in this league if he would work on his skills. And the attitude he has, isn't helping his case any with this organization or other organizations.

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