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5 hours ago, Thorny said:

I do know that Skinner's production dropped off that year in a real way right at the time he rolled his ankle, and that's when he got shifted, as well. Could be a factor

Oh ya. 4 goals after his "miraculous return". 36 before. 

https://subscribe.buffalonews.com/e/limit-reached-bn?returnURL=https://buffalonews.com/sports/sabres/sabres-jeff-skinner-returns-after-injury-scare-against-capitals/article_da70ddfb-1448-5488-9f4f-c59e2406bba3.html

Edit - if one can't read the link, injury scare was Feb 23

He has literally been a different player since then.

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9 hours ago, Taro T said:

But he has to realize that Ron Francis isn't going to take him and the team he is wedded to for the next 6 seasons will (might) be better in the 1st of those seasons by him temporarily waiving his NMC to allow the Sabres to protect an additional forward that Seattle MIGHT want to take.

It's his prerogative to be petulant if he wants.  But he should want to play on as good a team as possible now that he knows he's getting paid to be an NHLer for at least 6 more years.  Temporarily waiving the clause helps that cause. 

Can a player temporarily waive a NMC?

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Just now, Curt said:

Can a player temporarily waive a NMC?

Under the old CBA it appeared they could, but it was then up to their team (presumably the new one) whether to reinstate it or to permanently waive it.

Per the MOU (they'll actually rewrite the CBA rather than just run off the MOU until it expires again, right?), a NTC/NMC travels with the player (the team has no say in whether it gets reinstated) so it appears that they can in fact be temporarily waived and then automatically be reinstated.

(So, had the B's gotten an offer for Hall they just couldn't resist, they'd've needed his blessing to complete the trade.  Under the old CBA, they could've sent him wherever they wanted to send him and he'd've had no say in the matter unless they wanted to give him a say.)

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1 hour ago, French Collection said:

Would be interesting if non playoff teams would be able to protect one extra player.

Interesting, but I'd hate to be a playoff cusp team and sell off at the deadline to keep one more player on the roster for next year. Give every team the same setup.

Oddly, with Seattle delaying a year, Vegas technically now has players they drafted that they would have to protect (I think only Cody Glass qualifies). But that one-year delay helped out Vegas even further. It would be nice if Vegas also had to go through the draft, but such are contracts when they're made.

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1 hour ago, French Collection said:

Would be interesting if non playoff teams would be able to protect one extra player.

If you are a non playoff team the difference between your 7th best and 8th best player is probably negligible anyway.

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