NHL waiver wire list includes Barré-Boulet, Hamonic, Turris


A wave of NHL players hit the waiver wire with the 2021-22 season set to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 12. There were some interesting names, the most noteworthy including: Alex Barré-Boulet (Lightning), Travis Hamonic (Canucks), and Kyle Turris (Oilers).

Let’s run down the most interesting names, including Hamonic, and Turris. For a full list, check out this thread from Chris Johnston.

Barré-Boulet the standout on the NHL waiver wire

Plenty of teams did some juggling to get to the point where they can narrow down their final rosters. With that in mind, it’s crucial to weigh that with any desire for your team to add that mystical waiver wire steal.

Sometimes, the lack of such movement almost feels like an unspoken agreement. Practically speaking, adding an unknown quantity for an unknown boost just isn’t enough for most NHL teams.

That said, Barré-Boulet stands out as someone who could be worth ruffling a feather or two.

Despite already being 24, he doesn’t have a wealth of NHL experience. In the glances we’ve seen, there’s some reason to wonder if Barré-Boulet is the latest hidden Lightning gem.

AHL successes don’t necessarily directly translate to NHL success. Still, when you’re considering investing in a player with limited top-level reps, production at other levels might move the needle.

[2021 NHL Free Agent Tracker]

In that regard, Barré-Boulet shows promise. He generated 12 points in 10 games last season. In 2019-20, he scored 56 points in 60 games, and Barré-Boulet managed 68 points in 74 games for the Syracuse Crunch in 2018-19. There’s also an impressive junior year: he generated 116 points in 65 QMJHL games back in 2017-18.

None of that makes Barré-Boulet a surefire difference-maker in the NHL.

Frankly, a team — especially a troubled one like the Sabres — might as well take a shot, though. If Barré-Boulet has some Jonathan Marchessault/Carter Verhaeghe in him, then you don’t just prosper for 2021-22.

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