McEachern and Thibault????? put on waivers

Bruins waive McEachern

November 28 @ 2:24 AM

The Boston Bruins have place veteran forward Sean McEachern on waivers. McEachern signed a two-year deal at $1 million per season to join the Bruins following the NHL lockout.

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Not Yet Confirmed by a web link

This Evening, According to Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh, the Penguins placed Goaltender Jocelyn Thibault on Waivers.

Also, according to, the Pens have recalled Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.

Could a bigger move be coming? Possibly acquiring Witt from Washington? The teams need for a rugged defenseman is quite obvious.

44 Responses to McEachern and Thibault????? put on waivers

  1. radiod927 says:

    fleury has played well this year in pittsburgh, i guess they’re ready to go with him and caron

  2. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    Finally they are dumping T-Blow

  3. islander3788 says:

    Here`s when Mike Milbury comes into the scene and snatches Sean McEachern.

    Yashin will take all the help he can get. McEachern would sure as hell help.

    Yash put up those insane numbers in Ottawa on a line with McEachern and Andreas Dackell…

    this would be a great move by MM in getting McEachern asap

  4. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    thibault is a solid goalie and proved it in chicago when he won games when they had nothing. he would be a solid pickup for any team and would be a solid backup.

  5. mojo19 says:

    yeah but doesn’t he make like a mil and a half? pretty fat contract for a back up

  6. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    A solid Pick up? you are aware he has been back up like the entire year to caron eh! and he still BLOWS even as a back up would be best for the pens to just trade him and tarnstrom for picks that would clear up Fleurys bonuses

  7. thinice987 says:

    Thibault has been one of the worst signings ever. He is by far the worst goalie that I have ever seen in a Penguins uniform.

  8. thinice987 says:

    Any team … please take Thibault. He is the worst goalie that the Penguins have ever had.

  9. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    100% agreed hes been the most inconsistent goalie ive ever seen i wish o i wish they had of just signed CuJo then they may be somewhere

  10. wingerxxx says:

    This isn’t the same McEachern that was piling up points in Ottawa…But I do agree, he would be a good pickup for the Islanders, and give Yashin someone else besides Satan to play with. I don’t think he’ll score 30 goals again, but I think that he’s a good, solid player that can help out.

  11. Beckfan5 says:

    Dont people know that the reason why Fleury hasnt played a lot and was back and forth because theres a bonus in his contract that if he plays a certian amount of games he gets a boat load of money? Mario and co. are probably trying not to have that kick in, cheap bastards.

  12. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    Thank you for that information im sure youve cleared up alot of questions for people even though 99% of hockey fans already know about this but thanks anyway

  13. BlueOrangeWhite says:

    that was exactly what i was going to post!

    this is QUITE likely.


  14. Beckfan5 says:

    Apparently they dont.

    But your the best.

  15. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    Apparently no1 has said anything about “why wasnt he called up sooner as starter?” meaning that either they already know or really dont care!

  16. Kraftster says:

    So did EVERYONE that’s replying to this post other than AVSFAN just start watching hockey this year? I mean, I am a Pens fan, and I wouldn’t be saying this stuff about Thibault. Career numbers of 2.72 GAA and .905 Spct. I mean come on. Everyone is just feeding the fire of the “fickle Pittsburgh fans” here.

    Sure he hasn’t been up to snuff this year, definitely not what we had all hoped for; but to say that he shouldn’t be picked up as even a back up is asanine. Granted, the prohibitive contract is an issue to pick him up as a back up, but a goalie of Thibault’s caliber, with a track record such as he has will certainly be picked up.

    So, with that aside, lets hope the Fleury comes up and rights the ship, and just dominates. Let’s go Pens.

  17. quick_stick says:

    I could see Milbury grabbing him, but there could be a team lower in the standings snatch him up first. He might help an offense starved team out with a change of scenery. Be worth a gamble, anyways IMO.

  18. UWSensFan says:

    Sure, he’s not the same player as he was in Ottawa, but he was playing with Yashin in Ottawa. It wouldn’t surprise me that reuniting these two would be good for both of their careers.

  19. BUTTMAN says:

    Agreed… the pens problems are much deeper than goaltending…much, much deeper. Crappy D aside… the offense isn’t doing the job either. They deserve to lose, especially because of the overall managing of the team.

    Even if Fleury dominates… the Pens will have to find a way to do better than 3 goals a game on average. MAF will be facing 40-45+ shots night in and night out. They should make the rest of the team better before possibly injuring and ruining this kid’s confidence again.

  20. Bishop7979 says:

    I’ve been saying the same thing. Given that he has played limited hockey in the last two years, his hip surgury letting him play 15 games during the season before the lockout, then being idle during the lockout, I was expecting him to be rusty.

    Add onto that his getting banged up a couple times within the first two weeks of the season, the knee injury and the shot to the throat along with playing infront of a suspect penguins team will make any goalie look bad. But he’s still a former allstar in the prime of his career age wise, and if anouther team picks him up, by the end of the year he will shine again.

    And 1.5 mil a year for a player who CAN be as good as T-bo can be is a good deal.

    My fear is that Fluery is going to come up and get shelled on a nightly basis and knock him back in his development like Dipietrio did early in his career.

  21. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    oh a mil and a half? never mind then lol forgot about his salary.

  22. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    thank you might i was just to lazy to research his numbers 😛

  23. thinice987 says:

    I am tired of hearing people worrying that Fleury is going to get pounded with shots and get set back like Luongo did. All goalies are different. Some goalies break into the league at the age of 18 and never look back (Tom Barasso). Others need time to develop (Luongo), but Fleury has shown that he is ready. He has put up great numbers in Wilkes Barre and he has played very well in his limited playing time in Pittsburgh. You can only get so good in the AHL facing sub-par talent. The NHL has much better talent and it’s time for him to make the next step.

    He will be fine. He is a very strong goalie and he will show that when he takes the starting job and runs with it.

  24. doanerfan says:

    Has anyone else heard about this??? Where do you guys think he could go?

    I would love it if the Coyotes pickup him up off waivers and had him playing in the Anaheim game on Wednesday to fight Fedoruk. Just my opinion. Let me know what you think.

  25. buds8 says:

    Crazy day – this just in:

     The Columbus Blue Jackets claimed defenceman Ron Hainsey from the Montreal Canadiens on re-entry waivers. The Canadiens recalled Ron Hainsey from the minors, but he had to clear re-entry waivers by 12:00 p.m. ET Tuesday (today) in order to play for Montreal. Because he’s on a contract that pays him $550,000, and he’s a young player with some potential, it was very possible Hainsey could be picked up by another team. The Habs are on the hook for half of his salary and it will count against Montreal’s cap.

     The St. Louis Blues claimed forward Simon Gamache from the Nashville Predators.

     The New York Rangers claimed forward Colton Orr from the Boston Bruins.

     Boston’s Shawn McEachern has cleared waivers.

     The Pittsburgh Penguins have put netminder Jocelyn Thibault on waivers.

     The Florida Panthers with Kristian Huselius.

     The Chicago Blackhawks with Mikhail Yakubov.

  26. Mullet says:

    Fleury is a terrific goalie, and probably the next Brodeur. The only problem he has had is playing time. He’s never really been given a sure chance. Now with Thibault gone Pens should thrive with Fleury in between the pipes. It would be a terrific decision if they decided to trade Thibault for a big bruising proven d-man this would make the pens a much better team.

  27. Mullet says:

    Thats too bad I really liked Colton Orr and his toughness for the Bruins.

  28. Mullet says:

    If that happened Orr would absolutely demolish Fedoruk. I like the way you think!

  29. Mullet says:

    I’m hearing New Jersey is shopping Alexander Mogilny and Washington and Toronto are 2 interested teams. As reported by Eklund!

  30. Mullet says:

    Mogilny is being shopped and Washington and Toronto are interested, Reported by Eklund.

    Toronto is also having discussions with St. Louis and San Jose about the availability of Defencemen Eric Brewer, Barret Jackman of St. Louis and Brad Stuart and Scott Hannan of San Jose and the approximate cost to acquire one or two of the four!

  31. doanerfan says:

    Yeah…NYR have more points then the Yotes do, so the Yotes must have passed on him. Oh well, Nash will have to do.

  32. islander3788 says:


    i just saw on that Garrioch of the ottawa sun says that the islanders already show interest in mceachern

    go check ur mailbox becuse i sent u a message

  33. guinsfan4life says:

    No other move is coming…this was done to offset the salary of T-bo and fluery. Coincidentally, Fleury is set to make as much as 3 million in bonuses, and Thibault’s contract is worth 3 million???

  34. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    and you call yourself a pens fan? T-Blows contract is worth 1.5million so watch Tarnstrom to be traded hes just a crappier version of Goinchar and Jackman

  35. captainjoefish says:

    this is a good time for the bruins to pick up huselius if they have the room they need help everywhere

  36. guinsfan4life says:

    I am a pens fan…1.5 million this year and 1.5 million next year equals 3 million.

    Tarnstrom traded..for his salary and production?? What do you expect to get in return for him?

    A bag of pucks if you are lucky…

    Tarnstrom, according to the NHLPA website, makes 1.6 million…which makes him even harder to trade.

  37. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    yeah 3million over the course of 2 years and tarnstrom has been injured for most of the season but prior he put up 52 points and was one of the best offensiver defesemen and at 1.6million i thinik teams in need of offense would jump at the oppurtunity

  38. thinice987 says:

    I actually think that the Penguins should trade Jackman instead of Tarnstrom. Jackman does not have the skills that Tarnstrom does. In addition, Jackman is a major liability in his own zone.

    Keep Tarnstrom and trade Jackman.

    Anyways, one of them is going to go most likely for a prospect or a 4th round draft pick. The Penguins will simply be looking to dump salary and neither player has been very productive anyways.

  39. guinsfan4life says:

    Offensively he is decent, however defensively he is terrible. He may score 10-15 goals, but he is going to be responsible for at least that many. Unless you can put him with a d-man that is responsible defensively he is terrible.

  40. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    so………… Tarnstrom who has 4 points in 12 games and is a -7 vs Jackman who has 21 games 18 points and a -6 and Jackman is 1 million cheaper and younger you are telling me you would take tarnstrom over Jackman? can i please have what ur smoking?

  41. WangKumar says:

    It actually does make a lot of sense, almost too much sense for Milbury to pull the tirgger but the Isles problem isnt scoring, particuarly Yashin’s line. I would rather wait for the deadline to get a D-Man and use the excess cap space then, but with Bates injured, there is a pressing need now so I say lets do it.

  42. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    I don’t think the Leafs should make any moves. Maybe if McEachern is put back on waivers… MAYBE… but acquiring anyone else would be crazy. Why Mogilny? He’s expensive and under achieving. I’d put him in the HHOF in a heart beat, but not on my team this year.

  43. Mullet says:

    I know Laraques on the market, he’d fit into Phoenix’s scheme pretty well!

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