sidenote: How the hell is it that Minnesota landed the Olsen twins and then Vanek and Pominville and STILL have more capspace than us and 23 other teams? Sheesh! I know they have more ELC's on their roster, but it just doesn't seem fair...
Actually it's completely fair. Besides I'm not sure what you're so jealous of. The Wild don't look great this year.
No doubt the RW's O is playing well. We are healthy and playing mostly at home vs. weak teams. Keep piling up the points while we can. We all know this will turn later on. We have a 7 out of 9 road game stretch coming up soon. can we play .500 or better on the road? If we do we will have a nice points total at the end of the year-baring major injuries of course.
If a player clears, he can be sent to the minors, kept on the NHL roster or traded to another team.
A player who clears waivers does not require waivers again until they’ve spent 30 cumulative days on an NHL roster or played in 10 NHL games since they last cleared waivers. They can be recalled to the NHL and reassigned an unlimited amount of times as long as they don’t meet those requirements. Even if they’ve started accruing NHL days or NHL games, clearing waivers “re-sets the clock” as far as their waiver eligibility goes.
It has to be 30 cumulative days on an NHL roster. Days on a minor league roster do not count.
It's just so that said player can wear the jersey and skate officially with the team one more time and retire while under contract with the team that he spent so many years with. Classy move by the Sens, the Bruins did it for Ray Bourque as well. I don't recall if Gretzky went back to the Oilers for a day or not, but it would be a grand move for Detroit to honor Fedorov that way. He is already HoF bound, why not let him retire a Wing and complete his circle.
I don't think it's for the player at all and entirely for the fans.
Call it a sense of closure for them if you will...
Victoria's Joe Hicketts is the only defenceman invited to this camp who wasn't invited to the summer camp. At 5-foot-8 and 175 pounds, he's not blessed with extraordinary size or speed, and the 1996-born blueliner wasn't drafted by an NHL team last summer.
But after attending Detroit's summer prospect camp, and then getting invited to the Wings' rookie tournament team in Traverse City, the undrafted free agent sufficiently impressed the Wings to get an NHL contract. He's been an offensive dynamo in the WHL this season.
With seven goals and 36 points in 28 games, he leads all WHL defencemen in scoring, but he's fifth amongst all players in the WHL. It doesn't hurt that Lowry, who will handle the defencemen for Groulx, is Hicketts' head coach in Victoria.
For a defenceman of that stature in the WJC, Hicketts doesn't have the same dynamic qualities to his game as, say, Ryan Ellis in 2009 and 2010, but he has a scrappy get-things-done mentality and puts up points.
So I don't know if the site that you use is wrong or if you are but either way id be my left but that there's a lot if fights not recorded. To me any time two people are throwing punches it's a "fight" even if it's more of a scrum.
Edit: ya I clicked your link. Your joke of a site is clearly wrong...look at the link I posted with a fight from 2013. I'll trust my very own eyeballs where I've seen him fight numerous times or teammates interfere over your terribly wrong source.
Let me get this straight...you think Ovechkin is engaged in a fight in videos 2(Nash) and 4(Chara) that you posted?