OK, here we go.....
Any team can claim Nabby and they do not have to even call the Wings.
Even to attempt to trade him is dumb, because it exposes him to the waiver you just claimed him from, ie. if you want to claim Nabby just to trade him, you can not.
The only way a team will pick him up is if they are before Detroit in the standings(nearly everyone), can afford the cap hit, and can displace a goalie from the team(minors or trade).
Detroit has the contract structured toxic, but teams like Atlanta, wide open on the cap, could pick him up and tell him to stay home, just to spite us, and all it would cost is a 1/4 million in money. So if owner or GM think they could beat us easier, they would do it, just to get an advantage.
Also, to make this even more fun, money would likely have to come off the book to keep Nabby if we got him.
If Svatos and Wellwood got claimed, im thinking one of the top 4 goalies from last year will too.
No compensation for the Blues, and through history, haven't seen compensation for a waiver pickup.
Kenny got him in the league, and possibly a free contract(not sure if he gets paid to sit out, unless wings contract was garunteed money), Wings payoff for this will be on July 1st. Our payoff is we all understand a little more of the CBA.
Personally i thought the Wings played great tonight, maybe all this talk fired them up.
Edit to add:
Detroit does not get first chance at the re-claim, it is once again by standings meaning the team that just got Nabby would now not even have a chance at him. All this is moot with a NTC, he will stay with whatever team takes him for whatever reason, because he already warned everyone. This has worked before with Burke and the twins, but he only had to scare 1 team, we have 1 league who all think they are the Wings rivals.
Edited by Wingzman91, 21 January 2011 - 12:44 AM.