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Arizona Coyotes Place Antoine Vermette On Waivers

 

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WHat? Why?

Posted by Pasha1277 on 08/01/16 at 01:22 PM ET

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One more thing on the Antoine Vermette buyout that should be apparent. The Coyotes explored trades for him first but did not find a market.

You mean to tell me, the wiz kid couldn’t find a trade partner for a guy who put up 17 goals last year?

Posted by TreKronor on 08/01/16 at 01:36 PM ET

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Quote from Yotes GM added to the post.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/01/16 at 01:49 PM ET

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GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have bought out the final year of center Antoine Vermette’s contract. Following the buyout, Vermette is now an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any NHL team.

“In order to give our team more flexibility, we needed to make this difficult decision,” said Chayka. “This move will provide an opportunity for some of our young, talented players to step up. Antoine is a class act and we thank him for all he did on and off the ice for the Arizona Coyotes organization. We wish him the best in the future.”
             
Vermette has recorded 211-260-471 and 546 penalty minutes (PIM) in 910 career NHL games

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/01/16 at 01:56 PM ET

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Kind of surprising that nobody was willing to take a flyer on him for even a pick or something.

Posted by RyanVM on 08/01/16 at 02:40 PM ET

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Wow, imagine that.  A GM who actually wants his young players to have a chance!

Posted by Garth on 08/01/16 at 03:38 PM ET

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I don’t see how it makes any sense. Why not just bury him in the AHL if he was going to clear waivers? It’s not like the Yotes need the cap space for anything.

Posted by AZWinger on 08/01/16 at 05:48 PM ET

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Start the countdown to Kenny signing this guy…

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 08/02/16 at 09:16 AM ET

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