Eric Perrin is out of the Thrashers lineup tonight. The more important thing is whether he will get traded by 3 p.m. Wednesday, the NHL deadline. That’s what he wants, and I hope for his sake he gets what he wants. claimed off waivers by noon tomorrow.
It’s always somewhat controversial when a guy says publicly he’d like a trade. Perrin, a smart guy, probably figured being open about it would increase the chances it would happen. Except when they’re free agents, players aren’t like most of us, with the freedom to apply for jobs wherever they’d like to work. All they can do is do their best, or withhold their services, or something in between. Perrin, unaware when he spoke with reporters Tuesday morning that he was being waived, said he will do his best for whatever team he plays for the rest of the season, even if that team is the Thrashers. That, he said, is the way he was raised. “My dad would give me a whoopin” for doing anything less, he said. And he said he’d act