15 October 2007

Player of the week!

Too bad if he ever wants to be an Oiler again, he has to clear waivers again.

Your AHL player of the week...

Thor! Thor! Thor! Thor! Thor!


Or maybe the whole waivers thing is a scam... Here are Allan's comments (from the comments section):

13.3 Re-Entry Waivers. A Player who required Regular Waivers may not be Recalled without first clearing Re-Entry Waivers, in accordance with Section 50.9(g) of this Agreement.

50.9(g) Minor League Compensation. Neither the salaries nor signing bonuses paid to minor league Players shall be counted against a Club's Upper Limit or the Players' Share. For a Player on a One-Way NHL Contract or a Two-Way Contract with a Minor League Salary and compensation that could be earned in excess of the following amounts:
....
2007-2007: $100,000
....
the following rules shall apply:
....
(ii) To the extent the Player does require Waivers to be Loaned to a minor league affiliate, he cannot be Loaned or Recalled to the NHL parent Club during the same League Year without also clearing a new Re-Entry Waiver procedure, pursuant to which the Player can be claimed by another NHL Club for fifty percent of the contract's remaining amounts to be paid, with the balance to be paid by and charged to the waiving NHL Club....


Patrick Thoresen is on a two-way deal (any player under 25 has to sign a two way, entry-level deal), and the maximum minor-league compensation for recent drafts is well under the $100,000 cutoff (Article 9), so he should be exempt from re-entry waivers.

I'd love to have someone show me how I'm wrong, because I'm worried that this is another display of CBA-related incompetence by the Oilers, like "We can sign Kharamnov without drafting him" and "I didn't know the salary cap would go up."


3 comments:

allan said...

I can't see why he'd have to clear re-entry waivers to return to the NHL. The CBA seems to pretty specifically exempt him.

13.3 Re-Entry Waivers. A Player who required Regular Waivers may not be Recalled without first clearing Re-Entry Waivers, in accordance with Section 50.9(g) of this Agreement.

50.9(g) Minor League Compensation. Neither the salaries nor signing bonuses paid to minor league Players shall be counted against a Club's Upper Limit or the Players' Share. For a Player on a One-Way NHL Contract or a Two-Way Contract with a Minor League Salary and compensation that could be earned in excess of the following amounts:
....
2007-2007: $100,000
....
the following rules shall apply:
....
(ii) To the extent the Player does require Waivers to be Loaned to a minor league affiliate, he cannot be Loaned or Recalled to the NHL parent Club during the same League Year without also clearing a new Re-Entry Waiver procedure, pursuant to which the Player can be claimed by another NHL Club for fifty percent of the contract's remaining amounts to be paid, with the balance to be paid by and charged to the waiving NHL Club....


Patrick Thoresen is on a two-way deal (any player under 25 has to sign a two way, entry-level deal), and the maximum minor-league compensation for recent drafts is well under the $100,000 cutoff (Article 9), so he should be exempt from re-entry waivers.

I'd love to have someone show me how I'm wrong, because I'm worried that this is another display of CBA-related incompetence by the Oilers, like "We can sign Kharamnov without drafting him" and "I didn't know the salary cap would go up."

Loxy said...

Yeah, I'm probably just reiterating blog gossip that he'd have to make it through waivers on the way up. Who started that rumour? The oilers?

Either way, thanks for putting some clarification into the mix, I hope you don't mind that I'm cutting and pasting your comment for the thread's usage. :)

allan said...

I'm a star!

Thoresen needing to clear waivers apparently came from Guy Flaming, so I'd have to believe he heard it from the organization.