Thread: Speculation: Markov and Weber that much closer.
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06-21-2011, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Ozymandias View Post
Thing is, Hamr was at the end of his peak (27-33) when we signed him. Ehrhoff is starting his peak age (28 years old), and Hamrlik at 28 was less reliable than Ehrhoff is at the same age now.
You really think so?

Hamrlik was all offense in his young years but post-lockout the guy turned into a pretty darn good shut-down defenseman and mentor to younger guys. Maybe Ehrhoff can continue to develop his defensive game but I'm not overly impressed with it. I mean he's good, he's top 4 good, I don't find he's on the same level Hamrlik has been with us.

I'd approve the signing in almost all scenerio's (unless we overpay tremendously), I just don't find his defensive game to be all that and a bag of potatoe chips, that's all.

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