I thought he was at least semi-decent but his scouting report says he will be a 4th liner IF he can learn to skate. What the hell man. I'll give them a pass on Hickey but this is one they should have taken a shot on. It's no secret why Pitt claimed him, they need wingers (he's a LW now), he's talented, and plays hard.
Nonis should just claim any former 1st rounder from the last 4 years as soon as they hit waivers, even if they're in a coma it's better than McClaren.
there is an unwritten rule between gms sometims that when a player goes on waivers that no team will claim them. Burke has said this and have heard it from other gm's too. I believe the Isles had first dips on Hickey before us so we don't know there
Isn't the waiver order based on standings? Leafs and Pitt are both 3-3 so maybe they got first shot. I agree though, Boychuck would have looked great in a Leafs jersey, especially with Mac and Lupul out.