Friday, February 03, 2017

Week Seventeen Waiver Draft (Feb 3)

It was a good day on the Waiver Draft on Thursday, especially since there were a lot of passes, as expected.  We cruised through selections 31 to 43, where there were only six picks actually made on the day.  That's not too bad.

Kristy & Don led it off with a goon move, which they admittedly didn't want to be a part of.  Jonathan Ericsson was taken to help close the gap of 35 minutes between theirs and Marcie's team in the PIM pool.

Stacey M. couldn't get Tom Brady on her team, so she decided to pass.  I don't even think she'll be concentrating on hockey this weekend.

It has been a bad week for Mike's team, so a second move was necessary.  He upgraded his forwards with Patrick Eaves of the Stars, who was dropped in the first round.  Eaves is getting dropped on a bit of a hot streak, but Mike won't be able to cash in on that until next week.

The move of Nikita Nesterov to Montreal made him very appealing to Wes, who was in desperate need of an upgrade on his blueline.

Clayton also required an upgrade to one of his defensemen, so the constant ice-time that Josh Morrissey is getting in Winnipeg made him an appealing pick-up.

And then came the passes!  Grant, Marcin, Eric, Benson, John S. and Stuart all skipped on the second round, thinking that they have a good enough team to catch our leaders.

Scott's team ranks 16th in the PIM pool, picked up one of the top goon defenders in Derek Forbort.  Okay, he does have 15 points as well, so that makes him into a good replacement for Jyrki Jokipakka, who has been a scratch on many occasions this season.

Finally, Ryan made a late night pick from Halifax, taking Brian Gionta from the Sabres, trying to upgrade his forwards.  Ryan's team is in the mix, so the boost could certainly help his cause.

Now, we wait on Jeremy, before the rest of the teams that need to pass do their thing.  He has hinted that a move is coming, so we'll wait and see what it is.  For those teams waiting for the 3rd round to start, this is why it hasn't yet.  Ha!
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