Harrison On Waivers

According to TSN, young defencemen Jay Harrison has been put on waivers…

“The Leafs have placed defenceman Jay Harrison on waivers to make room for captain Mats Sundin….
Harrison won’t officially be on waivers until noon on Sunday according to general manager John Ferguson Jr.”

Harrison is a young, stay-at-home defence with great potential. He doesn’t score much but is a good on PK. If he can pick up his speed and take advantage of his size he can be really good.
This might be something the Flyers may want to look into before trading their star players for a defencemen.

Over the last two year, Jay has 1 pt in 13 games in the NHL and and 29 pts in 61 games in the AHL.

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11 Responses to Harrison On Waivers

  1. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    if  team claims him they have to play him in the NHL all year long. If they ever take him off the 23 man roster, he goes to waivers again. if he clears again he would return to the Leafs organization.

  2. mojo19 says:

    Harrison has potential to be a decent 5th or 6th guy throughout his career, if he is picked up it isn't a big loss for the leafs at all considering they have Kronvall, Colaiacovo, Bell, Wosniewski and Brown all not in the NHL, all better than Jay Harrison.

  3. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    basically no ones going to snatch him.

  4. 92-93 says:

    hopefully he won't be picked up!

    another example of the lack of foresight from JFJ.

  5. thatleafsguy says:

    Come to think of it Harrison and the Flyers would be a perfect fit, lets hope Holmgren is asleep at the wheel, because I like Harrison and I think it was a big mistake exposing him to waivers with roster wastes like Belak, Tellqvist and marginally Suglobov eating up cap for marginal to no return what so ever.

  6. 92-93 says:

    i guess we'll know by noon Tuesday if Harrison is still in the organization?

    Also, Kronvall is back with the Marlies but is Coliacovo close to returning? When those 2 players and Wozniewski returns (in March or April), the possibility of losing Harrison won't sting so much i think (not to mention decent play by White and Bell).

    Speaking of Bell, Maurice's decision to play Belak ahead of Bell and Suglobov lacks foresight. these two younger players can grow and become better with each game that they play. Belak's room for growth is pretty small to say the least, although I can give him some credit for not making too many mistakes in the last few games he's played.

    Finally, I think the line-ups for this week against Boston, Atlanta, Montreal (all must win games IMO) should be:

    Tucker——————-Sundin——————-Steen
    Poni——————–Wellwood——————Antropov
    Kilger———————Peca———————Battaglia/Pohl
    Suglobov—————-Stajan——————–O'Neill 
    [Belak, Battaglia/Pohl]

    Get Steen off the checking line for an extended period of time and beside too more offensively gifted players. Give the checking line duties to Kilger and Peca and Battaglia/Pohl. Keep the Welly-Antropov-Poni line together for a bit and see if they can continue their chemistry. And a 3rd possible line that could score would include Stajan and O'Neill along with Suglobov.

  7. 92-93 says:

    i've looked up the info on Coliacovo's injury and he's supposed to be back in 'late november' – so he should be back with the Marlies any time now and once he is shape and if he shows no ill side effects from working out and playing (and he didnt when he played 14 games and scored 11 pts for the Marlies before his finger injury), he'll be probably called up to the Leafs and will hopefully replace Belak/Bell.

    I think he'd make a good fit with Kubina. that would be a solid top 6:
    McCabe-Kaberle
    Kubina-Colicacovo
    White-Gill

  8. mojo19 says:

    yeah, if Carlo can stay healthy that would be a pretty solid 6 defensman. Or, Stefan Kronvall in that spot, either way, Belak out, one of those two in, and the leafs d looks great.

  9. 92-93 says:

    Harrison is back to the Marlies so good news for the Leafs.

    The Preds did pick up a goalie via waivers from the Ducks so bad news on the Telly trade front for the Leafs.

    In any case, a lot of GMs missed an opportunity to pick up Harrison – probably because he did not have a solid training camp. in any case, Harrison is a solid young defensemen and the more the leafs have the better.

    if you look at the defensemen with the Marlies, its a pretty solid core that the leafs have that include a couple of possible future top-4 D-guys:

    Coliacovo—–Harrington (top-4?)
    Harrison——Kronvall (#5 or #6 D-guys?)
    Brown———Cloutier

    Siefers——–Pszenyczny
    D'Amour——-Moro
    Marsh———-Shutte

    Most of these defensemen in the second group i have no clue where their development is at.

  10. 92-93 says:

    Poni—-Sundin—-Wellwood
    Tucker–Stajan—-O'Neill
    Battaglia–Peca—-Antropov
    Kilger—–Steen—-Pohl

    I really dont mind this line-up. It really shows how much Stajan has come along and he centres a viable and effective 2nd line. I think Peca and Antropov should be able to shut down most team's best lines. Finally, Steen is not on the top line but he has been given a spot down the middle which is good news.

  11. mojo19 says:

    yeah I liked that line up yesterday, I really thought we'd win, and the checking line scored the only goal Antropov to Peca to Antropov. Leafs through everything on net just couldn't score though. I think they needed to get more traffic in front, Thomas saw everything.

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