If an NHL team wants to add a big winger with two Stanley Cup rings,* they merely need to make a waiver claim.
TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out Tuesday’s list of waived players, with the Los Angeles Kings and Pittsburgh Penguins making some of the most interesting moves.
There are some bullet points that can sell Nolan, but the 28-year-old’s production was quite limited at the NHL level. Nolan’s never scored 10 goals in a single season; in fact, he’s only reached 10 points once in his career (six goals and four assists in 64 regular-season contests back in 2013-14).
Overall, it wouldn’t be surprising if a team targeted Nolan as a depth guy, even if his ceiling is limited.
While the Penguins’ entries seem notable for sheer volume as much as anything else, Frank Corrado is another name that stands out.
Corrado was often the catalyst for debates about his playing time (or lack thereof) with the Toronto Maple Leafs, but it doesn’t seem like the defenseman is having much success catching on with the Penguins, either.
Zatkoff, meanwhile, fits in with quite a few other names on this list: possibly prominent in the AHL, only likely to get the occasional cup of coffee in the NHL, at this point.
* – Yes, it’s OK to think of Jaromir Jagr before that sentence ends.