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BREAKING: Martin Kaut Put On Waivers – Again

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Martin Kaut

On Oct. 8, the Colorado Avalanche put Martin Kaut, along with Shane Bowers, on waivers. Both players went unclaimed. Just a few minutes ago, Martin Kaut was put back on waivers by the Avalanche. Will anyone claim him this time? We’ll know tomorrow around this time.

Kaut has one goal and two assists in 18 games with the Avalanche (two of the points in one game, in Finland). He’s been given chances to play in the top six and on the power play at times. But the scoring numbers continue to be low.

We’ll see what happens. If he goes unclaimed, he could be sent to the Eagles. Or, he might just stay here. Maybe this is all a cap maneuver again. But the Avalanche lost a player the other day (Jayson Megna) to the waiver wire. If any other team in the league wants the former first-round pick, he’s now available.

Again.

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Rich

He has been given multiple chances to establish himself but for whatever reason he just can’t seem to earn a role. He might need a new organization to help re-establish himself in the NHL.

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Tom

I don’t know what to think? Looks like a good skater but you can see he dosen’t seem to have any finish to his offensive game. Looks like he has skill obviously but dosen’t seem to establish himself in the offensive zone? Too bad, looks like a big guy with ability. But no presence out there when we need it, especially in that game in Philadelphia?

dp10

It seems to me for every player like Nichushkin, i.e. someone whose hidden talent we are able to unlock, there are 3 players who just never make that jump not for a lack of trying but I guess a few factors that just don’t come together. I guess Kaut will go into the same pile as Tyson Jost and Duncan Siemens.

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hockeyhead

Might just boil down to a fire and desire work ethic issue. Maybe he is not working hard enough for Bednar. Maybe Kaut lacks some internal personal drive that so many other players have. Just speculating…..Or it is simply a cap move, but there were a number of other Eagles who could of been sent down. Not sure about each of their waiver status. This next four weeks will be difficult to say the least. Get healthy Avs!

JD16

I like Kaut. I’ve been critical of how Bednar has used him. I feel as if the shots he’s been given haven’t been consistent and he’s had too short of a leash. I’ve thought the past year or so that the Avs should try and move him. Get something for him.

Trenton Dunn

Seems like a consistent lack of speed or energy. Either way, I think we’ve proven this isn’t a good fit.

Steve

Kaut seems to panic with the puck a bit. Seems to have one or two bad turnovers per game. He also just can’t seem to finish. He’s had some good chances but just can’t score. On the plus side I feel like he has decent speed. In the end though he is probably a career AHLer and was definitely not a great first round pick.

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