Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Week Nine Waiver Draft (Nov 29)

Well, I was hoping that we would do about the same amount of picks on Tuesday, as we were able to pull off on Monday, which was only eight, but we hit another big speed bump in the afternoon, as Grant hasn't been returning any emails or texts. But he has until 2:30pm to make his selection, before we "swiftly" move on.  Anyways, let's have a peek at the six picks we did make out on Tuesday and let's hope that we get a big push on Wednesday.

Mike added another Penguins player to his roster with his first pick in the Waiver Draft, taking forward Bryan Rust.  Rust has been seeing a fair bit of top six time in Pittsburgh and has the points the prove that he has been up there.  Dropping Kris Versteeg was a necessary move, as the numbers haven't quite been there and the current injury status is a little disheartening as well.

The first of the retired players in the early part of this season was dropped on Tuesday, as Stacey M. finally dispatched of Vadim Shipachyov, who was let go by the Vegas Golden Knights, as he didn't quite fit into the scheme, both as a player or as a paid employee.  Stacey joins the rookie race by taking Colorado's Alexander Kerfoot.

Another disappointing player needed to be dropped at this Waiver Draft and Brenda & Seward, who have been making moves up the standings, can further do so by letting go of Jussi Jokinen, now of the Los Angeles Kings, who just hasn't fit in anywhere yet this season.  The youth movement in Arizona was a good place to go, picking up Christian Dvorak to take Jokinen's place and that should aid the duo's ascent up the table.

Plenty of disappointment from the number two pick overall in this year's entry draft, as the Philadelphia Flyers just haven't got the offense that they were hoping for out of Nolan Patrick and that slid all the way down to Cam's pool team and you can imagine his disappointment as well.  So, it's one young player for another, as Cam replaced Patrick with Boston's Jake DeBrusk, who has found some regular time in their lineup and a few more points as well.

More rookie disappointment on Clayton's team, as Minnesota's Joel Eriksson Ek couldn't find his stride in the Wild lineup and has since been demoted to the minors to try and find his game.  Clayton can't wait for a return, so he dropped the young Swede and picked up an early season holdout, who is now flourishing in Columbus' Josh Anderson.  Possibly a late start was all he needed to get going.

Finally, the last pick collected on the day was Tony's drop of San Jose's Paul Martin and he upgraded to Toronto's Ron Hainsey, who has been quite the fit with Morgan Rielly on the Leafs backend.  Martin hasn't seen any action since the second game of the season, so anything would be an upgrade at this point for Tony's team.

And there you have it... the six picks from yesterday.  Let's hope for a big return today!

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