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Oilers Waive Souray & Gerber

Numerous tweets state the Oilers have put Sheldon Souray and Martin Gerber on waivers.

Any chance a team decides to put a claim in for either one of them?

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  Tags: martin+gerber, sheldon+souray


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Isles should claim Souray. But probably wont

Posted by pensfan29 on 09/30/10 at 02:46 PM ET


Isles should claim Souray.


Posted by Garth on 09/30/10 at 03:06 PM ET

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With Strait out, if they want any legitimate shot at the playoffs they need a d-man. Plus they are still under the cap floor.

Posted by pensfan29 on 09/30/10 at 03:13 PM ET


Gerber might fit in at Minnesota

Posted by Cubanpuckstopper on 09/30/10 at 03:36 PM ET


1) Underperforming, injury-prone Sheldon Souray gives them a legitimate shot at the playoffs?

2) They can get cheaper players to bring them up to the cap floor, so why pay for %4.5M to Souray?

Posted by Garth on 09/30/10 at 03:49 PM ET


The Islanders are above the cap floor. Streit’s salary, even if on LTIR, still counts against the floor, just not against the ceiling (which the Islanders couldn’t see with a ten foot ladder).

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 09/30/10 at 03:52 PM ET


I think even wtih Streits salary they were beneath the cap floor unless I missed some news recently.

Depends where you look.  Capgeek has them above the floor, nhlnumbers has them beneath it, I’ve heard both.

I guess we’ll know when/if the make a move.

Posted by Garth on 09/30/10 at 05:10 PM ET

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They already have too many players signed. Why sign 3 more players to equal his salary. He might be better on a team thats not the Oilers.

They dont have to put streit or okposo on ltir, they can keep the salaries on the books. Last i saw they were still under the floor.

Obviously our opinions are different. I think they should go after him

Posted by pensfan29 on 09/30/10 at 05:17 PM ET


I think they should go after him

Easy to say that when you’re playing with someone else’s $4.5M dollars.

Posted by Garth on 09/30/10 at 06:35 PM ET

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