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06-22-2011, 08:03 AM
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I don't think the free agent market is that deep for d-men and it could be that Gauthier has a feel for what other teams plan to do with their UFA d-men in terms of either re-signing them or letting them go because they already sense their price tags will be too high to retain.

It's been rumored that Ehrhoff, Hejda and Bieksa are hoping to be re-signed. There are teams that need help or experience at the D position. Wiz is no guarantee. Maybe Gauthier senses he could move Spacek and taking Hamrlik off the market would increase those chances. If Gauthier can trade Spacek without giving up too much and re-sign Hamrlik I think it's a good move.

I think Hamrlik is still undervalued by a lot of fans here. The Habs' have made the playoffs four years in a row with him on the roster and without Markov a good stretch of that time. He's had some rough games in the playoffs but he's had some very good ones as well.

I guess we'll see what happens.

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