https://theathletic.com/2665772/2021/06 ... -playoffs/Corey Perry had never been on waivers before. So he asked his agent Pat Morris what exactly it entailed.
Because the veteran winger started the season on the taxi squad, there were cap gymnastics and waivers and things going on this year not just for the Montreal Canadiens but for all the teams in this unique season.
Perry wasn’t the only brand name that was put on waivers. But once he understood what was going on, he made it clear to his veteran agent he didn’t want to go anywhere.
“So I did call three teams that looked like they would have the need for him, to ask them not to pick him up on waivers,” Morris told The Athletic over the weekend. “It wasn’t a threat to retire or anything, but basically ‘can you adhere to who Corey Perry is. If your thought is to pick him up on waivers, please don’t.’
“Two of the teams said, ‘We were going to put in a claim until this call. We’ll respect his career.'”
Kinda a dick move on his part but also kinda cool.