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06-18-2011, 08:19 AM
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The choice was between Hamrlik and Gill. Management chose Gill, leaving no room for Hamrlik on the roster. I believe it was a mistake but others do not. When it comes right down to it, one is not much better (or worse) than the other, so even if I see it as a mistake, it would only be a very small one.
With Spacek and Gill, the team already has one more old slow defenseman than they need. And neither one clears the crease or protects their goaltender. At the moment we have one physical defenseman signed and he has never played a game in the NHL.
It's not a setup that I like at all but I guess we did okay last year with no physical defensemen.
I would still like to see the team add another physical presence on the back end and Hamrlik won't be brought back to fill that role.
I don't think that was it at all...they needed Gill as a shutdown/PK guy. Bringing back Hamrlik is probably dependant on moving Spacek. Both are LH and can do a bit of everything, but Hamrlik is just plain better.
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