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Welcome Back, Michel

Yesterday we said goodbye... but that was miraculously premature, as it happens. Somehow Michel Ouellet has cleared waivers and has made his way to the Vancouver Canucks.

Given the shortage of forwards developing lately, this is very good news indeed. But the fact that Mike Gillis and his team got this lucky is almost unfathomable. 

How on earth did he not get snapped up?  A lot of great commentary about Ouellet can be found in the comments of this mc79 hockey post.

Update 11:05am PT: Forgot to add, Jason Krog is now down with the Moose.

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Goodbye, Michel

According to TSN’s Ice Chips, the Vancouver Canucks have placed Michel Ouellet on re-entry waivers today. 

In Manitoba, Ouellet has been steadily putting up the points so far this year, and his career numbers with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning the last few seasons are solid as well.

I’m not sure offhand what his salary is, but I can’t imagine he’s going to clear waivers.  Any guesses on which NHL team picks him up? 

Update November 4th: Welcome back, Michel...

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Wellwood to Waivers

So sayeth TSN.  And so, in the soon-to-be immortal words of Captain Ron at HF Boards: “Well, that experiment did not last too long.” 

Indeed. Perhaps we should all take a moment of silence to ponder the importance of off-season conditioning, where everything started to go wrong  for the young Kyle Wellwood.  Alas.

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Kris Beech a Canuck

imageYesterday, the Columbus Blue Jackets put Kris Beech on waivers.  This morning, the Vancouver Canucks have claimed the center

Beech has 9 points in 16 games this season.

Update 10:08am PT: More on Kris below.

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