DelPen wrote:So this would mean that Carolina did not put a claim in because he's have been awarded back to them, right?
Actually, two people confirmed for me that the "first dibs" thing with waivers is false. I was under that impression, in fact, I may have brought that notion to this board. I was mistaken and I'm not sure where I got the idea.
There is NEVER, as I understand it, any alterations to waiver priority under any circumstances. Carolina, if they had been awarded Boychuk, would have been able to send him down to their minor league affiliate without requiring waivers again because he did not meet each of the following requirements:
- 30 Days on Active Roster (met)
- 10 NHL games played (not met)
Carolina does not have first priority. Which brings new light to that Chris Kunitz transactions in October 2005. When Anaheim and Atlanta swapped him, Anaheim did not have first dibs...at that point it would be the reverse of the 2003-04 final standings.
My apologies that I misled previously on this rule, I was grossly misinformed.
Again, Carolina did NOT have "first dibs" on Boychuk. Unsuccessful claims are never revealed by the NHL, but there is good reason to believe that they did put in a claim because they could use the offense down in Charlotte and GM JR said that he would when he lost originally.