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06-22-2011, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyingRat View Post
The Bruins just won the Stanley Cup with Ference, McQuaid, Boychuk and Kaberle, who are all much worse than Hamrlik.
I disagree on Kaberle. Even the other guys you mentioned aren't really worse than Hamrlik. They are all more mobile and rarely make the mistakes that he does. They excel in different areas, and in this era of the NHL, unless you play a highly specialized role like Hal Gill, you have to be mobile. Hamrlik does not excel well enough in any area of the game to really play a specialized role, so his usefulness to a contending team is almost non-existent. He still has ability, its just that he's going to have to play for less than 2 million, and even then likely on a rebuilding team in hopes he can get traded at the deadline to a contender for depth. I am not sure if he's willing to do that or not, but I would imagine it is unlikely.

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