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06-22-2011, 03:06 PM
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capnk
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Most of you guys are nuts. You're assuming that they are offering him a big contract.
If they are then you have a right to dislike the offer.

The thing is, we don't know what the offer is yet, and even if the rumour of an offer is true.

What we do know are the facts:
1) Habs were decimated by injuries on defense last year (and no "decimated" is not a strong word for what happened).
2) Habs need solid, experienced depth on defense.
3) Habs have a lot of young d-men and you can never have enough experience on the back end.

That being said, why not offer Hamrlik a contract. He's said he wants to stay here and would accept a discount (at least I think he did. Didn't he?).
Give him a few million for 1 year and keep him as a #5-#6 and give him a mentoring role.

So if the price is right, then I say go for it. If not, then so be it.
But let's be honest, with all the injuries to the d-corps last year, Hamrlik was a warrior. He's as old as I am and I can't imagine playing pro sports at his level the way he did last year. If it weren't for him, the team probably wouldn't have made the playoffs.

Let's see what the offer is before we start complaining about how old and slow he is.

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