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03-19-2008, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Moester View Post
Yes...he's overpaid...and its funny how our defense got a lot better and Calgary's defense went from tops in the league to just average without him...Lets be honest and say that we wouldn't risk playing O'byrne in a top four without him. To me he's worth every penny.
So, question - if he's worth every penny why is he overpaid?

This may be one of the purest examples of a players total impact exceeding any single particular column that can be sorted at the in NHl.com stats portal.

With so many hyperpriced UFA's bombing with their new teams, which yet still establish the new cost standard for the next year's hyperpriced yet bombing UFA's it's great to see a signing have this level of impact.

I'll go out there and say that Hamrlik is not overpaid. He's a steal. Especially when you consider the risks Gainey faced with respect to the landmines (less productive players) that get out to the market year after year.

When you can avoid the landmines and find a player this productive it's a good signing. Even at Hamrlik's salary.

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