New ‘waiver’ points to NHL lockout

Always reliable and go-to guy on Fang Faction is Renaud Lavoie of RDS. Lavoie reported on Twitterlate Monday night that the “NHL and NHLPA have agreed to put a special waiver period in place, starting right now until September 15. That way, veteran players of the AHL, with 2 way contract, are going to have the right to play for their farm team. They won’t have to be put on re-entry waivers if they are call back 3 days before the start of the season.” 

First thought comes to mind is, Wow! The NHL and NHLPA have finally agreed to something. Yes they did, but it doesn’t look to be for the good of preventing another lockout for the second time in under a decade.

This is the set-up and preparation of an upcoming lockout. Veteran players will be allowed to be called up from the AHL (minor league) to the NHL without going through waivers and risking that player to be claimed.

It doesn’t look good for a new CBA to be in place by September 15 at 10:59 PM CT. The only positive thing to come out of this “agreement” was that they actually agreed on something. Hopefully, they will agree on much more than just this in the next few days or weeks.