From the Associated Press:
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings placed defenseman Derian Hatcher and forwards Darren McCarty and Ray Whitney on waivers Monday, effectively cutting ties with the three high-profile veterans.
If the players go unclaimed, the Red Wings have the option of buying out their contracts and making them unrestricted free agents.
Hatcher's contract calls for a salary of $4.94 million this season, Whitney is due $2.66 million and McCarty $1.71 million.
Ray Whitney for $2.66 million? How fast can we load Isbister into a cannon and fire him into the sun to free up the cash?
Oh no, wait--we don't have to do that anymore; the Oilers are like, bajillionaires who can afford the best hockey players in all the enchanted stick-meadows of Pucktasia now, right?
Still, Isbister? Cannon? Sleep on it.