Monday, October 6, 2008

Final cuts put Laing on waiver wire

By now you are probably aware of the cutting of Karl Alzner, Chris Bourque and Quintin Laing from the Capitals.

Bourque and Alzner will move to Hershey where they will start the AHL season on Wednesday.

Alzner's contract more than likely kept him off the Caps roster, and Bourque was kept out by the Capitals abundance of forwards. It is fair to expect both to return to the main club eventually this season.

Laing, a fan-favorite for his gritty play and 110% efforts, will have to pass waivers before he can report to Hershey. It is hard to imagine that Laing will clear waivers with no interest from other teams.

Boudreau called this batch of cuts the "toughest in his career," but the potential loss of Laing on the waiver wire was tough to bear.

"[Quentin Laing] was so proud to be a Washington Capital, he probably took it the hardest," Boudreau said.

In honor of one of the hardest working Capitals, a YouTube collection. Let's just hope he slips by on waivers and will help the Bears to another Calder Cup.

1 comment:

  1. Nice reminder that this is a real person, not just a name on a cut list. Hopefully, he'll clear waivers and be back up at some point.


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